Global Issues Colloquium Continues

Elaine McDuff, professor of sociology and chair of the Department of Society and Environment, will present the third Global Issues Colloquium of the semester, “Women’s Voices from the Zimbabwean Diaspora: Migration and Change,” at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 in Magruder Hall 2001.

The increasing feminization of Zimbabwean migration is part of an overall increase in international migration from Zimbabwe since 1990, primarily to destinations in South Africa and the United Kingdom, though Zimbabweans are now present in many countries throughout the world. There are currently 3-4 million Zimbabwean migrants, or between 25-30 percent of the country’s total population of 12 million. Most Zimbabweans leaving the country in the last two decades have been forced to do so because of economic and political problems, and it is women who have experienced the most dramatic change in level of migration.

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