“All of us were scattered. War is ugly. Period. It brings destruction to families. It’s evil and it’s man made. Women are affected by war, regardless of whether they are in it, or out of it. If you escape… it will be the torment of the unknown.” Ayak, refugee from South Sudan.

Here, petals from the red, black and white poppies are torn apart, a reminder that everyday women are being torn from their homes, their families, their lives and their futures. And in the aftermath of war, it is often the woman who is left to pick up the pieces and begin again.

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