Finished Summary Workshop “Syrian Refugee Women in Lebanon” (May. 25)


Category: Workshop

Research Group: A03 Migrants & Refugees

Planned Research Group A3 “Migrants, Refugees, and Community Building” will hold a workshop “Syrian Refugee Women in Lebanon” with the group research “Restorative Justice and Gender in the Post-Conflict” of Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) “Research Project on Islam and Gender: Towards a Comprehensive Discussion.”
In this workshop, Marwa Ahmad, PhD. Candidate, Graduate School of Doshisha University, will give a presentation about Syrian refugee women in Lebanon based on the interview research with more than 50 people.

Presenter : Marwa Ahmad (PhD. Candidate, Graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha University)
Subject: “Syrian refugee women and girls’ experience of the Covid-19 lockdown”
Discussant : Toyoko Morita (Kagoshima University)
Moderator : Hidemitsu Kuroki (ILCAA)

Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 16:00-17:30

Message from Marwa Ahmad:
On top of their challenges as protracted refugees, the female Syrian refugees are having to overcome multiple trials in Lebanon amidst the Covid-19 lockdown and Lebanon’s financial collapse.
Join us to find out how Syrian women and girls are experiencing the pandemic at the domestic level of their confinement.

Language: English
Venue: Online(Zoom) * Pre-registration required

On May, 25th of 2021, I had the pleasure to be invited by notable Prof. Kuroki Hidemitsu to take part in the research group: “Connectivity and Trust-building in Islamic Civilization.” I delivered an online workshop to over 58 online participants under the title: “Syrian Refugee Women and Girls’ Experience of the Covid-19 Lockdown.” The content of the presentation was based on my peer reviewed manuscript, published as a chapter in a book under the title: “Female Syrian Refugees amidst the Covid-19 lockdown and Lebanon’s financial collapse” by l’Harmattan, Paris (2021) and edited by Carol Mann and Atieh Asgharzadeh, under : Covid-19 from the Viewpoint of Women in the Middle East.
   With the help of Prof. Toyoko Morita of Kagoshima University as a discussant, the lecture ended with a fruitful dialogue between participants and was not only well prepared, but mutually beneficial and thoroughly enjoyed by all attendees. It gave me the opportunity to reflect on points that I had not considered in my presentation and allowed me to gather constructive feedback from the audience for the purpose of self development and academic/personal growth. (Marwa Ahmad, uploaded on Aug. 31, 2021)

Grant-in-Aid for Transformative Research Areas (A) “Connectivity and Trust-building in the Islamic Civilization Organizer” A03 “Migrants, Refugees, and Community Building” (Principal Investigator: Hidemitsu KUROKI (ILCAA); 20H05826)

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) “Research Project on Islam and Gender: Towards a Comprehensive Discussion” (Principal Investigator: Eiji NAGASAWA (ILCAA); 20H00085) Research Group “Restorative Justice and Gender in the Post-Conflict”

Contact: Erina Ota-Tsukada (e.otatsukada[at]

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