Women, Migration, and Conflict: Breaking the Deadly Cycle

Citation:

Martin, Susan Forbes, and John Tirman. 2009. Women, Migration, and Conflict: Breaking the Deadly Cycle. New York: Springer.

Authors: John Tirman, Susan Forbes Martin

Abstract:

An estimated 35 million people worldwide are displaced by conflict, and most of them are women and children. During their time away from their homes and communities, these women and their children are subjected to a horrifying array of misfortune, including privations of  every kind, sexual assaults, disease, imprisonment, unwanted  pregnancies, severe psychological trauma, and, upon return or  resettlement, social disapproval and isolation. Written  by the world’s leading scholars and practitioners, this unique collection brings these problems - and potential solutions - into sharp focus. Based on extensive field research and a broad knowledge of other studies of the challenges facing women who are forced from their homes  and homelands by conflict, this book offers in-depth understanding and problem-solving ideas. Derived from a project to advise U.N. agencies,  it speaks to a broad array of students, scholars, NGOs, policymakers,  government officials, and international organizations. (Amazon)

Topics: Armed Conflict, Displacement & Migration, Gender, Women, Girls, Boys, Health, Trauma, Households, International Organizations, NGOs, Sexual Violence

Year: 2009

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