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'Who else can do it but us?': Women deminers step in to clear Ukrainian land (2024)

‘Who else can do it however us?’: Women deminers step in to clear Ukrainian land (2024) © AFP – France 24

Deminer Tetiana Shpak crouches down in a as soon as tranquil poppy-strewn discipline within the southern Ukrainian village of Snihurivka, now plagued by Russian mines. Just just a few years in the past, this scene would have been not possible – till 2018, girls had been banned from changing into deminers, a career lengthy thought of too harmful for them. But the Russian invasion in February 2022 modified that. More girls like her are becoming a member of mine-clearance groups, the place they now account for 30 p.c of personnel, in keeping with official knowledge.

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