Gender shapes every stage of the migration experience. For Afghan women and girls, gender-based discrimination and violence as well as a disproportionate impact from the decades-long economic and political instability have been strong drivers of migration and displacement. For other gender groups, gender-based persecution influences their reasons to migrate.

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Presentation on women and girls begins at 24 minutes/10seconds, by Dr. Marie Mcauliffe. At this joint IOM Migration Research Division and IHEID Global Migration Centre webinar on “Afghanistan, Displacement and Migration: What Do Recent Events Mean For Future Dynamics in the Region?”, experts on Afghan migration will critically examine the events under way in Afghanistan and explore the implications for migration and displacement in the region, and beyond.


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