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Gender, Generation and Forced Migration

MSc group shares refugee crisis recommendations with Save the Children

Gender, Generation and Forced Migration

Last term’s course on Gender, Generation and Forced Migration ended with UCL Geography MSc students discussing and debating the gendered dynamics of the ‘refugee crisis’ with Save the Children’s Humanitarian Affairs Research Manager, Sophie Dicker.

Sophie, an alumna of the UCL Development Planning Unit (DPU), shared insights about the challenges faced by different groups of refugees when attempting to register for, and access support and protection in, a range of transit camps - in Eastern Europe, ‘the Jungle’ camp in Calais, and in places where refugee children and adolescents are hosted in Kent.

The group then drew on the debates and concepts explored throughout the course to develop a series of recommendations for policy-makers and humanitarian practitioners, addressing the global crises of protection.

These focused particularly on the gendered nature of refugee economies, the potential means of addressing the needs and rights of male and female adolescent refugees, and ways to overcome the barriers to registration for and access to humanitarian services across different spaces.


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