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Women, Migration, and Conflict: Breaking a Deadly Cycle / Edition 1

Women, Migration, and Conflict: Breaking a Deadly Cycle / Edition 1

by Susan Forbes Martin, John TirmanSusan Forbes Martin


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789048128242
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 10/16/2009
Edition description: 2009
Pages: 253
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Susan Forbes Martin, Editor, is Donald G. Herzberg Associate Professor of International Migration and Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of International Migration in the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, and longtime consultant to many agencies on migration issues.

John Tirman, Editor, is Executive Director of the Center for International Studies at MIT, where he is also Principal Research Scientist. He is on the steering group of the Inter-University Committee on International Migration.

Table of Contents

Preface : John Tirman.- Introduction: Susan F. Martin.- Legal Aspects of Conflict-Induced Migration by Women: Audrey Macklin.- Women, Conflict and Trafficking: Towards a Stronger Normative Framework for Protection: Susan F. Martin, Amber Callaway.- Forced Prostitution and Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation among Women and Girls in Situations of Migration and Conflict: Review and Recommendations for Reproductive Health Care Personnel: Michele R. Decker et al.- Women, Work, and War: Dale Buscher.- Women, Migration, Conflict and Risk for HIV: Anita Raj et al.- Barriers to Reproductive Health and Access to Other Medical Services in Situations of Conflict and Migration: Therese McGinn.- Culturally Competent Responses to the Effects of Armed Conflict on the Well-Being of Refugee Women: Elzbieta M. Gozdziak.- Sexual Violence during War and Forced Migration: Jennifer Leaning et al.- Gendering Space for Forcibly Displaced Women and Children: Concepts, Policies and Guidelines: Roger Zetter and Camillo Boano.- Addressing the Needs of Displaced Women in Conflict and Post-conflict Situaitons: Sahir Abdul-Hadi

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