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Europe Grapples with Child Marriage

Europe Grapples with Child Marriage
Ana Prundaru

Ana Prundaru

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
Ana Prundaru is a writer, translator and visual artist. She holds a MSc in Sociology of Law and an LL.B in EU Law. Her essays appear in Ragazine, Thread Literary, Kyoto Journal, Luna Luna Magazine and Feminist Wire, among other places. She tweets @the_anamaria.
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Denmark recently reversed its policy that prohibited child brides from living with their husbands, explaining how some girls threatened with self-harm upon separation from partners and arguing the separation could be seen as a violation of the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child, as well as Art. 8 of the European Convention of […]

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Multiculturalism and migration: the need to acknowledge cultural difference

Multiculturalism and migration: the need to acknowledge cultural difference
Camila Azavedo

Camila Azavedo

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
Camila Azevedo is a Brazilian/Portuguese graduate with extensive international experience. Currently based in Sweden, she has also lived in Brazil, Norway, England and Jamaica. Camila holds a Master of Science degree in International Development and Management from Lund University, Sweden. She also holds a Bachelor’s in Media and Communication Studies from Santos Catholic University, Brazil. Camila has four years of professional experience in program management support, communications, research, marketing and education. Originally a journalist, Camila is interested in the intersection of communications and development, especially concerning policy, communications, research and advocacy services. Her main research interests include agrarian and environmental issues, forced labor, inequality, corporate accountability and migration. Camila’s fieldwork-based master’s thesis deals with the question of access to land in Southern Brazil and the Landless Rural Workers’ Movement (MST), the largest peasant movement in Latin America. It has been nominated for the Hydén Award for best thesis in socioeconomic and political issues in developing countries by Lund University, Sweden.
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In an editorial from 30 March entitled “How did we end up here?”, Hebdo argues that there is an environment of fear of criticizing Islam in France. All the Muslim migrants or second generation citizens are tacitly and indirectly responsible for this climate through their cultural practices, contributing to the silencing of critique. The article […]

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Filling the gaps: Contribution of CSOs in the management of refugee affairs in Eastern Africa

Filling the gaps: Contribution of CSOs in the management of refugee affairs in Eastern Africa
Beatrice Mumbi

Beatrice Mumbi

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
I am a Kenyan national currently pursuing an MA in Public Policy and Administration. I am currently working with an international refugee-serving organization Kenya as the regional advocacy officer covering five countries in Eastern Africa. Previously, I have worked with organizations promoting human rights and civil society development both in Kenya and in the islands of the South Pacific (Vanuatu and Fiji). My interests include democratization in Africa, African foreign policies, immigration and asylum policies and sustainable development.
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Author: Beatrice Mumbi At the moment, the number of asylum seekers comprising of refugees and other persons of concern in eastern African have surpassed the two million mark and still counting. The largest numbers are found in Ethiopia and Kenya with over 600,000 registered in Ethiopia and over 500,000 in Kenya. The number is certainly increasing […]

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REPORT: The dark reality of Dunkirk’s refugee camp

REPORT: The dark reality of Dunkirk’s refugee camp

Stephen Treacy

Stephen Treacy is a graduate of Human Geography at the University of the West of England, Bristol. His research interests span across the field including, but not limited to national identity, xenophobia, clandestine migration, globalisation and urban Geography. Currently he is engaged in voluntary aid work and research within the Grande Synthe refugee camp in Dunkirk, France, whilst re-locating to Krakow, Poland to begin ground work for studying Polish nationalism.

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Author: Stephen Treacy Amongst the marshy, coastal French Flanders lies a town once famed for it’s historic part played in the Second World War. The city of Dunkirk is one of France’s major port towns, with direct connections to the United Kingdom by ferry, and it lies mere kilometres from the border with Belgium. Whilst […]

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Michel Foucault on refugees – an interview from 1979

Michel Foucault on refugees – an interview from 1979
Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault was a French philosopher, historian of ideas, social theorist, philologist and literary critic
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‘The refugee problem is a foreshadowing of the 21st century’s great migration.’ (“Nanmin mondai ha 21 seiku minzoku daiidô no zenchô da”, an interview by H.Uno, originally published on 17 August 1979, in Shûkan posuto, pp. 34-35. Translated from Japanese into French by Ryôji Nakamura, 1994 ; translated from French into English by Felix de Montety, […]

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