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  1. Education for a hopeful future

  2. What we do We support young people affected by displacement and crisis to access and progress in education… Why do we care about outcomes after forcible removal?

  3. Names of young people

  4. What challenges have they faced?

  5. Our research • 51 in-depth interviews • 12 case-studies • Soon to be published…

  6. Key findings Importance of family • Cultural importance of family networks • Diverse responses of families to returning young people • Shame of returning empty-handed • Young people viewed as outsiders

  7. Insecurity and Poverty • Distinction between Kabul and other provinces • Psychosocial impact of insecurity • Contrast of acute poverty with life in the UK

  8. Armed groups & feuds • Discrepancies between UK and Afghanistan perspectives • Forcible recruitment – Southern provinces • Intimidation and threats • Blood feuds

  9. Westernisation • Perceptions – alignment with ISAF or spying • Perceptions – religion • Perceptions - wealth

  10. Education & employment • Limited opportunities • Literate/illiterate dichotomy • Dependence on contacts and networks • Stigma of being a ‘mard-e-kar’ • Drugs trade

  11. Mental health • Very limited provision • Forced marriage and abuse • Depression and a lack of hope

  12. Back to our challenges

  13. Our response • Youth on the Move project • Documenting outcomes • How you can get involved

  14. Thanks for listening! For more info contact Catherine Gladwell at cgladwell@refugeesupportnetwork.org 07727634688