The Baobab Centre for Young Survivors in Exile runs a non-residential therapeutic community for unaccompanied young asylum seekers and refugees in the UK. We work with young people who have been separated from their families and who have experienced child and adolescent specific human rights abuses. As part of our outreach work, we organise regular talks on topics of interest to the wider refugee-protection community with well-established experts in the field, which we distribute to the wider public whenever we can. Please email us for information about our next talk.
This talk took place on 11 March 2020. Prof. Liza Schuster of City, University of London, came to discuss her data and analysis of migration drivers for families in Afghanistan, with an emphasis on gender polarisation, based on her years of experience researching in Afghanistan.
This is a recording of a Baobab Talk that was held on 2 October 2019. The talk focused on the work that Dr. Katy Robjant has been recently conducting in Democratic Republic of Congo providing psychological intervention for victims of sexual and gender based violence with the international not for profit organisation In Vivo.
This is part of our regular Boabab Talks held at regular interval in London -- please email us if you want to know about our next talk!
Based on Prof. Schuster's extensive ethnographic work in Afghanistan, the talk discussed how migration figured in Afghan families' plans, hopes and fears for the future.
Liza researches different stages of the migration process, in particular the European regimes governing asylum, entry and deportation, as well as the impact of deportation on those deported and their families. An important element of her work is the role of racism as a cause and response to migration. She worked in Afghanistan, exploring how fears and perceptions about the presidential elections and the withdrawal of international forces in 2014 is affecting emigration, while finishing two manuscripts. She has also recently helped launch the Afghanistan Migration Advice Organization
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