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Migration: Refugee Women's Narratives: Afghanistan
(753 words)

More than three million Afghans in Pakistan have constituted one of the largest caseloads of refugees in the world over the last 25 years; most of them have been women and children. The narratives of these women, who have experienced violent conflict since the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, which led to displacement from their homes and communities, form eloquent testimonies to the politics and social histories of these turbulent times. Islamic discourse featured strongly in the politics a…

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Khan, Ayesha, “Migration: Refugee Women's Narratives: Afghanistan”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 29 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0272a>
First published online: 2009

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