African Women, Gender, and Migration

This series draws from a conference that took place in Tangier, Morocco under the African Feminist Initiative at Penn State in June 2022. It is edited by Maha Marouan.

Political encounters between the Arab Gulf and Africa span centuries. Mahmud Traouri's novel 'Maymuna' demonstrates the significant role of a woman’s journey from East Africa to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

How might refugee as well as forced migration studies benefit from the movement to decolonize all aspects of African Studies?

African women exercise their right to migrate, but also face dilemmas on their way to the unknown. We need policies that protect them.

African migrant women are exposed to intersectional systems of violence but are not simply victims.