Number of Downlaods: 12
Published Date: Mar 1, 2002
Violence and Home:Afghan Women’s Experience of Displacement (W-72)
Saba Gul Khatak
This paper, based upon qualitative interviews with Afghan refugee women in Pakistan, looks at the impact of violent conflict upon women’s lives in the context of displacement. In this regard, it looks at women’s understanding and representations of home as women’s security is primarily tied to the security of home. It highlights the depth and extent to which the multiple meanings of home impact women as the destruction of home has implications that go beyond the physical –ranging from ideas of self, personal and national identity, creativity, the continuity of culture and a personal and collective history as well as future.