Linking War Child to Globalization and the Marginalization of Refugees

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Linking War Child to Globalization and the Marginalization of Refugees

Throughout the year, there have been several discussions and research on various specific events that have all resulted with the displacement of a group of people from a specific region or country. The world labels these people as refugees, which has started a trend of marginalization and inequality of refugees. Refugees are unable to stay in their homeland due to economic, social, and political problems that are consistently taking place in developing countries.
When looking more in depth into specific displacement events, more times than not, these issues are very radical such as mass genocide or civil war. With no stable form of government or homeland, refugees have no say in whom or how an outside force(s) deals with their rights. Through the internet and other forms of technology, the spread of information is and has been at an all time high. The stable increase in the ease to access knowledge has drastically increased the awareness of human rights violations and displacement of people. Steger states, “Globalization is a set of social processes that lead to the social condition of globality, through the growing consciousness of global connectivity.” This idea of “globality” ties in the creation of global networks and how this has expanded social relations between countries. In these global networks, there are non-government organizations that have been established to assist refugees with providing basic needs and more importantly the protection and promotion of their human rights. There are many conflicts that have promoted the marginalization of people, both refugee and non-refugee. Through GLS 200 coursework, I have gained a better understanding of the number of factors and variables that must be taken into consideration when linking the progress of globalization to how the…...

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