Women from Marawi sit on a balcony in an Iligan mosque and pray, hidden from the crowds of men below and the bustle of chaos outside.
Over 30 per cent of the Muslim majority city of Marawi has been reduced to rubble as part of the country's no tolerance approach to terrorist insurgents on the Filipino island of Mindanao. These women and their families have lost their homes, their possessions and their livelihoods.
But worst of all, they say, was losing the only place where they could live without fear of religious discrimination. Where they could wear their niqabs without fear of strangers shouting at them in the street, and where they didn't have to make the long trek to the mosque in order to feel like they fit in.