Migration, Gender and Precarity: New Migratory Flows in the MENA Region
Session organized by the Turkish Sociological Association
Migration is the most critical phenomenon of the MENA region societies especially after the Syrian Civil War in 2011. The societies that were influenced most from this migration flows are Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq. The flux of people contributed further to the precarious conditions of the masses. The migration of the masses experienced all kinds of disadvantaged situations. Their arrival to the host societies also widened the already unequal relations in terms of gender, race and ethnicity and social class. Precarity in that context is being experienced in various forms including (1) economic precarity; (2) social discrimination and exclusionary practices, (3) youth drop outs from education, (4) lack of civil rights, (4) lack of health care, (5) sexual harassment and discrimination and stigmatization, (6) rise of identity politics. We welcome papers from MENA region focusing on migration, gender and precarity in the new migratory flows.