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Human (in)securities in Amman, Jordan. A Case Study on Syrian Refugee Women

Strömland, Hanna LU (2018) MIDM19 20181
Department of Human Geography
LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management
Abstract
Since the outbreak of the Syrian Civil War in 2011, millions of Syrians have sought refuge in countries abroad, many of whom currently live in poverty. The purpose of this study is to explore the human security among refugee women in Amman. The aim is to understand how women experience human (in)securities as well as how different formal and informal actors influence their security. The research uses a conceptual framework on human security as proposed by the UNDP in their Human Development Report from 1994. Three different human security categories are investigated; economic, food and health security. The thesis is grounded on a qualitative study performed in Amman, Jordan between January – February 2018, where nine Syrian women living as... (More)
Since the outbreak of the Syrian Civil War in 2011, millions of Syrians have sought refuge in countries abroad, many of whom currently live in poverty. The purpose of this study is to explore the human security among refugee women in Amman. The aim is to understand how women experience human (in)securities as well as how different formal and informal actors influence their security. The research uses a conceptual framework on human security as proposed by the UNDP in their Human Development Report from 1994. Three different human security categories are investigated; economic, food and health security. The thesis is grounded on a qualitative study performed in Amman, Jordan between January – February 2018, where nine Syrian women living as refugees were interviewed.

The main findings suggest economic security is the primary concern of refugee women in Amman, as it also affected their food and health security. Moreover, a bottom-up approach to human security also highlights the importance of community relations as a mediator of human security. This suggests top-down perspectives that primarily concern the role of states and governmental organisations as mediators of human security ignore another important enabler. (Less)
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Strömland, Hanna LU
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MIDM19 20181
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Syria, refugee women, human security, Jordan, community, feminism
language
English
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8939663
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2018-09-03 11:14:51
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  abstract     = {Since the outbreak of the Syrian Civil War in 2011, millions of Syrians have sought refuge in countries abroad, many of whom currently live in poverty. The purpose of this study is to explore the human security among refugee women in Amman. The aim is to understand how women experience human (in)securities as well as how different formal and informal actors influence their security. The research uses a conceptual framework on human security as proposed by the UNDP in their Human Development Report from 1994. Three different human security categories are investigated; economic, food and health security. The thesis is grounded on a qualitative study performed in Amman, Jordan between January – February 2018, where nine Syrian women living as refugees were interviewed.

The main findings suggest economic security is the primary concern of refugee women in Amman, as it also affected their food and health security. Moreover, a bottom-up approach to human security also highlights the importance of community relations as a mediator of human security. This suggests top-down perspectives that primarily concern the role of states and governmental organisations as mediators of human security ignore another important enabler.},
  author       = {Strömland, Hanna},
  keyword      = {Syria,refugee women,human security,Jordan,community,feminism},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Human (in)securities in Amman, Jordan. A Case Study on Syrian Refugee Women},
  year         = {2018},
}