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Women of the Horn in the diaspora: From victims to powerful actors

Osman, A; (2007) Women of the Horn in the diaspora: From victims to powerful actors. In: The Role of Diasporas in Peace, Democracy and Development in the Horn of Africa. (pp. pp. 29-35). Lund University: Lund, Sweden. Green open access

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Abstract

For more than two decades the number of people from the Horn of Africa seeking refuge, abroad, has increased dramatically. Several conditions such as armed conflicts, lack of democracy and widespread human rights abuses in these countries have generated substantial refugee flows to neighbouring countries such as Kenya and Tanzania as well as to remote destinations such as Europe, the USA, Canada and Australia. All have contributed to the emergence of new Diaspora populations. These new Diaspora populations have faced many problems and challenges. This paper highlights problems and obstacles facing women of the Horn in Diaspora. These problems include the hostile environment towards refugees that has been perpetuated by the right wing media in the West. The paper also explores challenges facing women of the Horn in Diaspora and how they managed to tackle them. It also looks at the positive role that they play to build up their countries and to promote peace, security, human rights and development.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Women of the Horn in the diaspora: From victims to powerful actors
Event: 5th annual Somalia International Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) Conference of the Horn of Africa
Location: Lund, Sweden
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.sirclund.se/conference%20report%202006....
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Inst for Risk and Disaster Reduction
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10080684
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