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Challenging Gender Roles within Humanitarian Crisis: Predominant Patriarchal Structures before the Humanitarian Crisis and its Relation to the Identity and Experiences of Women refugees during and after the Humanitarian Crisis. A Case Study of Syria.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

One purpose of this study is to examine how predominant patriarchal practices can affect the experiences of women refugees. This study also examines how the gender roles and patriarchal practices may change during a conflict. A theoretical framework was constructed to examine the patriarchal practices through radical feminism approach. Also, possible ways of social change within a conflict is examined. Empirically, the Syrian conflict is selected for the case study. In order to answer the research questions, 26 semi-structured interviews were conducted to track any possible social change in the patriarchal practices in Syria during the conflict in comparison to before the conflict. The main two findings of this study are that a change did occur in the patriarchal practices in which women did achieve more freedom and more independence during the conflict in Syria. However, there were increased patriarchal practices when women became refugees outside Syria, in which there was less freedom and less independence for Syrian women, especially the less educated women. 

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2015.
Keyword [en]
Migration, Refugees, Gender Roles, Integration, Patriarchy
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Gender Studies International Migration and Ethnic Relations
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-317423OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-317423DiVA, id: diva2:1081566
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International Humanitarian Action
Educational program
Master Programme in International Humanitarian Action
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Available from: 2017-03-16 Created: 2017-03-14 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved

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