Young People, Migration & Health
More and more young people throughout Southern Africa are migrating – either within their country of birth or across international borders – and are doing so with family, peers, or by themselves. Their reasons for migrating are myriad as well, including: improved livelihood or educational opportunities, family commitments, or seeking safety and security. Thus, young people’s experiences of migration are incredibly diverse, yet too often young lives are analyzed against a homogenized notion of what childhood and young adulthood is and should be.
This project engages with and explores the heterogeneous experiences of young migrants in order to understand how migration affects their lives, including overall health and well-being, belonging, gender, representation, and livelihoods.