The UK cannot abandon Afghan women now

Return, Reintegration and Political Restructuring

This research project explores and analyses the gender experiences of returnees (forced and voluntary) and changes in families and communities in conflicted and/or post-conflict societies in Afghanistan, Kurdistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and India. It reviews return policies of the countries under study to understand the possibilities, challenges and obstacles for returnees in the process of participating in re-construction in Afghanistan, India, Iraq, Pakistan and Sri Lanka through their human, social and cultural capital. Based on fieldwork and narrative interviews, the project will produce an academic publication, hold stakeholder workshops in Pakistan and Kurdistan (Iraq) and curate an exhibition of creative works from returnees.

Hub member(s):
Tahir Abbas, Laajverd
Dr Necla Acik, Middlesex University
Dr Jiyar Aghapouri, Middlesex University
Garima Dutt, Yakjah Reconciliation and Development Network
Rondik Faris Abdullah, Barzani Charity Foundation
Zeeshan Ghani, Laajverd
Dr Muslih Irwani, Lebanese French University
Amna Javed, Laajverd
Ashima Kaul, Yakjah Reconciliation and Development Network
Dr Janroj Keles, Middlesex University
Dr Rajith W. D. Lakshman, The Institute of Development Studies
Shafqat Mehmood, Paiman Trust
Awat Mustafa, Barzani Charity Foundation
Naveed Para, Yakjah Reconciliation and Development Network
Mossarat Qadeem, Paiman Trust
Kiran Rahim, Laajverd
Aneela Shamshad, Paiman Trust
Zulekha Zulekha, Laajverd

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