Refugees and Migrants amid the Global Pandemic: Gendered Vulnerabilities in the Middle East


A Webinar co-organized by PRESAGE (Research and Educational Programme on Gender Studies) and CERI (Center for International Studies).

In the last few weeks, the Coronavirus Covid-19 has created an unprecedented situation with, on one side, serious fears of contamination and, on the other, a great level of uncertainty.

While countries around the world have taken measures to limit the spread of the virus, many vulnerable people, including refugees and internally displaced persons (IDP) who live in camps, remain especially prone to the danger of a severe outbreak. If this happens, it will impact the whole local population. Given historical structural inequalities, women inside these communities remain particularly vulnerable.


A discussion with:
Salah Barznky, Country Director, Heartland Alliance-Iraq
Robin Fleming, Researcher, Rojava Information Center (RIC), Syria
Jan Ilhan Kizilhan, Psychologist, Dean of the Institute for Psychotherapy & Psychotraumatology, University of Duhok, Kurdistan Region, northern Iraq

Nazand Begikhani, Vincent Wright Chair, Visiting Professor at Sciences Po PRESAGE-CERI

Hélène Thiollet, Researcher CNRS at Sciences Po CERI and Michelle Reddy, Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher at CERI-Sciences Po.


Click here for the Webinar report by Nazand Begikhani


Retour en haut de page