While research and policy has increasingly focused on women’s peacebuilding roles in conflict-affected countries, less attention has been paid to the roles of refugee women in diaspora groups as peacebuilding actors in their countries of origin. Using the case of the Myanmar diaspora in Norway, this policy brief illustrates how women in diaspora can contribute to their countries of origin through transnational engagements. The case study finds that women in the Burman and Chin ethnic groups in the Norwegian-Myanmar diaspora engage in economic and social remittances to support education and contribute to peacebuilding in Myanmar.
Hansen, Julie Marie (2016) Women Building Peace after Forced Migration: The Case of the Myanmar Diaspora in Norway, GPS Policy Brief, 2. Oslo: PRIO.