Panels on Displacement
In societies riddled with violence and conflict, communities and populations are dislocated from their homeland and forced into migration. Armed conflict, genocide, or ethnic cleansing directly results in a vast and inordinate number of people getting displaced both within the border of states (internally displaced persons) and in many cases they have to transgress porous and non-porous borders. Societies facing the consequences of ethnic conflict or genocide or civil war have large proportions of people who are regularly rendered homeless and left without security, food, water, sanitation, and other basic amenities for survival. Displacement not only alters their geographical location, but it also renders them helpless in terms of their political position, facing acute poverty, with degrading health and sanitation, high levels of illiteracy or high drop-out rates, and so on. Displacement affects their basic ability to access choices in life. Most importantly, political turmoil more often tends to disproportionately affect children, women, and marginalised groups. In this context, the panel is concerned with three major focus areas pertaining to displacement and its implications, seen from three separate lenses.
CRRSS brings you 3 sessions, discussing various aspects of displacements:
1. Displacement and Children
2. Displacement and Trafficking
3. Displacement and Peace-building