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Azeri Women's Voices: Narratives of Refugees and IDP's from the Nagorno-Karabakh War (Research Brief)

June 1, 2010
Author: 
Mehrangiz Najafizadeh

The goal of my research is to give Azeri women refugees/IDPs a “voice” and to capture, through their own thoughts and words, the essence of refugee life, the essence of the difficult and troublesome life experiences that they have confronted and continue to confront on a daily basis and the ways in which they cope with their status of displacement through the social construction of “hope.” Through my emphasis on “listening to the people” to gain knowledge of the everyday experiences of such women, I provide insights into important gender-related policy issues and human rights policy issues.

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Mehrangiz Najafizadeh, of the University of Kansas, was a 2009-10 Short-Term Travel Grants (STG) fellow.