Lived Experiences

Lived Experiences

Research within this theme explores the lived experiences of diverse migrant groups.

Latest Lived Experiences Posts

MoVE projects and public/private distinction

Visual researcher Quinten Williams blogs about the discussions held with MoVE participants regarding which of their images and stories could be shared with an audience outside the projects.

Examining the use of participatory visual and narrative methods to explore the lived experience of migrants in Southern Africa

In this paper, we explore the opportunities – and challenges – associated with visual research methodologies.

Semantics in migration policy making and why they (should) matter

Researcher Kuda Vanyoro blogs about the recent Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), which was themed ‘Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration Now: Mechanics of a Compact Worth Agreeing to’.

SeaM: Security at the Margins

Security at the Margins – SeaM – is a three-year partnership between the University of Edinburgh and the University of Witwatersrand.  Our aim is to use innovative, interdisciplinary methods to explore (in)security on the urban margins in South Africa.  Our partnership is funded by the ESRC and NRF.

Participation in scientific committees

maHp team members participate as international experts in scientific and technical advisory committees relating to migration and health.

Conferences and symposiums

maHp team members regularly participate in national, regional and international research conferences and symposia.

Public exhibitions

With the MoVE method:visual:explore project, maHp hosts public exhibitions and engagement events that provide a range of publics with the opportunity to engage with the lived experiences of diverse migrant groups in southern Africa.

Policy dialogues

In partnership with the Johannesburg Migrant Health Forum, maHp is hosting a series of policy dialogues on issues relating to migration, health, policy and practice.

Policy making in context

Very little is known about what drives policy making in South Africa. This project investigates the making and effects of policy around migration and health for migrant farm workers in Vhembe District, Limpopo.

HIV, mobility and migration

In this research project, the role of contemporary population mobility in mediating the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan African (SSA) is explored and recommendations for action to assist in strengthening responses to HIV – including the call for migration-aware programming – in the region will be made.