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TEDx event shines light on refugee women and empowerment

Syrian refugee Maya Ghazal (left) and statelessness activist Maha Mamo (right) pictured at TEDxPlaceDesNationsWomen in Geneva. © UNHCR/SUSAN HOPPERSusan Hopper GENEVA - When her family was uprooted by war, the world saw Syrian student Maya Ghazal as a refugee. But she saw herself as something different: a pilot in the making. Not only did I want to study aviation because it fascinated me ... I wanted to prove people wrong. I wanted to be that person that bucks the trend, she said. The refugee becoming a pilot after being rejected from schools, the person who was once looked at as a burden. Maya was among 11 speakers at TEDxPlaceDesNationsWomen in...

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