Khatoonah: Blog

Type:
Final project
Year of publication:
2017
Specialisation:
Gender and Migration
Number of pages:
18

Abstract

According to the UN High Commission for Refugees, more than six hundred thousand Iraqis living in Europe and thirty-seven thousand in the United States. An additional 1.7 million Iraqis are internally displaced people, with 40% of those being women. In order to better connect these displaced people, this project uses social media to create a blog platform specifically for women in the Iraqi diaspora. The blog site will combine news, personal stories, and social posts with articles spotlighting exceptional Iraqi women from the diaspora. The project focuses on peer information sharing and education by women who would otherwise be disconnected from their larger community. Importantly, women will be the decision makers regarding the content and form of the blog site.