MORE WOMEN are leaving Portugal to work abroad, according to the High Commission for Intercultural Dialogue (ACIDI).

Rosário Farmhouse from the Commission said at a seminar in Lisbon last week that more women were emigrating either alone or to join their husbands abroad.

Refering to the problems of discrimination and difficulties that women immigrants coming to Portugal faced, Farmhouse said that women were often discriminated against not just because of religious and cultural differences, but also because of language which made access to housing, healthcare and employment difficult.

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