Engendering Forced Migration: Theory and Practice

Authored by: Doreen Indra (Editor)

Categories: Humanitarian Emergencies
Sub-Categories: Migration, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Region: No Region
Year: 1998
Citation: Indra, Doreen, ed. Engendering Forced Migration: Theory and Practice. New York: Berghahn Books, 1998.

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At the turn of the new millennium, war, political oppression, desperate poverty, environmental degradation and disasters, and economic underdevelopment are sharply increasing the ranks of the world’s twenty million forced migrants. In this volume, eighteen scholars provide a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary look beyond the statistics at the experiences of the women, men, girls, and boys who comprise this global flow, and at the highly gendered forces that frame and affect them. In theorizing gender and forced migration, these authors present a set of descriptively rich, gendered case studies drawn from around the world on topics ranging from international human rights, to the culture of aid, to the complex ways in which women and men envision displacement and resettlement.