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Migration: Internal Displacement: Iran and Afghanistan
(1,183 words)

Internally displaced women are subjected to specific gender-based violence, pressures, and constraints during and after conflict.

Iran

History of internally displaced women

The Iran–Iraq war had a deep impact on Iranian families and women. Women became heads of household on a massive scale. Some women had to leave their cities for safer places and became internally displaced people. Evacuation was constant and women from rural areas close to the…

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Engeland, Anisseh Van, “Migration: Internal Displacement: Iran and Afghanistan”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 19 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0265b>
First published online: 2009



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