Afghan Refugee Women and their Struggle for Survival

Authored by: Kathleen Howard-Merriam

Categories: Human Rights, Violent Conflict
Sub-Categories: Migration, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Country: Afghanistan
Region: South and Central Asia
Year: 1987
Citation: Howard-Merriam, Kathleen. "Afghan Refugee Women and their Struggle for Survival." In Afghan Resistance: The Politics of Survival, edited by Grant M. Farr and John G. Merriam, 103-126. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1987.

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Executive Summary

This book chapter focuses on the challenges that Afghan women face within refugee camps as a result of the Soviet occupation. It explores their unique roles and the significance of women’s isolation within the camps.