Deterritorialized Youth, Sahrawi and Afghan Refugees at the Margins of the middle east edited by Dawn Chatty, Berghahn Books New York Oxford
HOMA HOODFAR, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 43, No. 2, 265–293, February 2007
In recent years, the treatment of Afghan women by the Taliban has only reinforced that assumption. However, it happens that certain social transformations have taken place in some Muslim societies, sometimes in unlikely corners, which deserve our close attention. There are lessons that we can draw from them regarding strategies for the further promotion of gender equity and women’s empowerment. This paper reviews the experience of Afghan refugee women whose exposure to different visions of Islam in the Islamic Republic of Iran led them to embrace a different vision of Islam and ‘Muslim-ness’.
self governing schools history
The story of the self-governing schools is not just about me, it is about the tears and smiles of thousands of Afghan refugee children. It is a story about how the Iranian public schools closed their doors to thousands of refugee children and how hundreds of homes became schools for refugee students…