Of divorces and bridge builders

Somer Al Abdallah

Somer Al Abdallah

Somer Al Abdallah

Somer Al Abdallah

Somer Al Abdallah

Somer Al Abdallah

Syrians, especially women, living in the Netherlands are free to do something that was unacceptable in their home country: divorce. And it has major cultural implications. Rinske Bijl & Somer Al Abdallah, a Dutch and Syrian reporting team, explore the dimensions of two-way integration and the impact marital separation has on women, children and particularly men, whose alienation – perceived or real –can lead to violence.

Through the stories of several Syrian asylees/status holders and the insights from the migrants trying to help them reconcile their past and present, Bijl and Abdallah examine the challenges of adapting to a new society, illustrating the need for a more substantive state response to this growing chasm.

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