This present chapter discusses how a long-term stay in a refugee camp affects women’s ability to be citizens in the process of resettlement. Based on an analysis of ethnographic case studies on the Kakuma refugee camp in Northern Kenya, several aspects of life within the camp is analysed with the main objective to identify the major challenges that the refugee women endure. These findings are then subsequently discussed in relation to the concept of citizenship, in order to further discuss how the women’s ability to be citizens in the process of resettlement is influenced or challenged by their experiences from life within a refugee camp. The chapter concludes that structures within the camp severely limit the refugee women’s ability to be citizens both during encampment and in the process of resettlement in post-camp life.
|Uddannelser||Internationale Udviklingsstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|