Internal Displacement in South Asia: The Relevance of the UN's Guiding Principles
Paula Banerjee, Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury, Samir Kumar Das, Bishnu Adhikari
SAGE Publications, 2005 - 370 Seiten
This book deals with the situation of internally displaced people - those who have been forcibly displaced by natural disasters or development projects.
Each chapter is a case study authored by specialists from seven countries - India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Mayanmar and Afghanistan. The latter two countries have been included for their shared ethnic continuities with people of the neighbouring countries. The authors provide recommendations on how to minimize the insecurity of the displaced, as well as suggesting early warning systems as preventive measures to forestall displacement at the outset.
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The displaced then become this homogenized group of victims and by becoming
victims they are denied their identity . The chapters in this collection have gone
against this trend . For example , the chapter on Sri Lanka speaks of how children
It is they who as widows , half - widows , rape victims , victims of religious dictates
, and victims of displacement have to ensure that the pattern of life continues as
normally as possible even when the times are abnormal . ? 42 Not only are they ...
However , states often try to homogenize displaced women into the category of '
victims ' . By transforming them into non - autonomous and dependent social
category of victim the displaced women are often denied a voice in decision ...
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