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Title: New Article: “International migration for Ethiopian women can mean more than seeking economic security”

Author: Lauren Carruth & Lahra Smith
Date Published: May 23, 2022

With many Ethiopian women seeking labour opportunities in the Gulf States, international and humanitarian organizations often explain their motivations in terms of economic security and protection. New ethnographic research, however, shows that the reasons driving women’s irregular migration are more complex. Effective policy responses should instead acknowledge domestic, political and structural violence in home countries. Affiliated Scholar Lahra Smith offers perspective on this latest issue.

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