Round Tables

The Woman and Global Migration
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Thursday, August 25th / 09.00-12.30
Zlatica Zudová-Lešková
Collegium Novum, C3

The events of the 20th century radically changed the political, geographical and demographic map of the world, caused a fundamental change in the position of women and men in modern societies and deepened their social interactivity. The woman has consolidated her importance in the field of motherhood and has achieved overall recognition in many areas in line with the emancipation movement. However, the traditional reliance on the fireplace and the home still tied her to a rigid position of life after World War II, thanks to which she respected self-control according to established rules. Only a man decided on subsistence matters, and his temporary release or even complete transfer to the care of the family was considered natural.
However, despite this cliché backed by social sciences and migration policy, the turn of the 20th and 21st centuries clearly indicates that women have become an important or even determining factor in migration in Europe, Australia, the Americas, and even Asia and Africa. last century. As declared in 2010, only Arab states have an exception due to their socio-cultural practices, which severely limit women's mobility. Is this statement still valid?
The topic also traces the genesis of the growing dominance of women in cross-border migration and inspires other questions: which socio-political factors fundamentally influence her decision to be (and not be) involved in and whether migration is feminized? What aspects does a woman's behavior in times of peace and war cause? We also monitor the lives of migrant women in a new, unknown environment and their coping with national identities in a new environment.