Gender, Religion, and Forced Migration

Global Dynamics and Lived Experiences

A volunteer with the Catholic Charities Disaster Response Team talks with a refugee mother and child in McAllen, TX.

May 22, 2023
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT
Location: Online Zoom Webinar

Gender and religious inequalities in forced migration are global challenges shaped by multidimensional political and social influences at the individual and community levels. Women, in particular those from religious minorities, are disproportionately affected by the continuum of violence, exclusion, and discrimination across forced migration routes. Complex geopolitical circumstances and global dynamics render some experiences and crises of forced displacement less visible than others. 

This webinar will explore gender and religious aspects of forced migration, which are important to inform multi-stakeholder responses to global forced displacement. How do secular and religious humanitarian actors respond to the gendered challenges of forced displacement? What are the opportunities for working with religious organizations to improve the inclusion and well-being of displaced populations? Scholars Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Sandra Iman Pertek will join Berkley Center Senior Fellow Jocelyne Cesari for this important conversation.

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