They are exhausted from the night spent at sea, sometimes by drifting for several days, and by all that they have been through in Libya. What is the situation for women fleeing across the Mediterranean? She told me how many times she tried to flee Libya. Big marks, on the back, on the thighs, everywhere on the body. After all they have been through, it is very difficult for a woman to fully trust a man when confiding in him. She was speaking in the name of all the others, because she was the only one to speak English. On the ship, the women sometimes need to talk once they have rested. Many women are also travelling alone with young children, sometimes newborns.