Gender and Migration in North Africa

  • Souad BelhormaEmail author
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In the last few decades, a little known wave of migration involving women and girls has evolved within North Africa and beyond. These female migrants have been making their way into North Africa out of some pressures in the country of origin or by choice. Coming from regions with restricted sources of human development, their mobility differs from classical migratory flows in the sense that it involves mainly women who are seeking a refuge in the destination country in order to change their life conditions and the situation of their families. This chapter traces the migration of women to and out of North African countries. It introduces the main causes behind the transformation in social norms and gender roles that have affected the mobility of this proportion of society. It deals with the changes that the gender configuration has on this migratory flow making its way to Europe through North Africa.


Migration North Africa Gender Women 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Polydisciplinary Faculty of ErrachidiaMoulay Ismail University of MeknesMeknesMorocco

Section editors and affiliations

  • Agnes Atia Apusigah
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  1. 1.Department of Development Education Studies, Faculty of EducationUniversity for Development StudiesTamaleGhana

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