Fear and survival in Thailand: Emotional Suffering among ‘Burma’ Migrant Women

Meagan Louise Wilson
People of Burma are exposed to human rights abuses and poverty after more than half a century of war. The fear that comes with living under conditions of militarisation penetrates deep into the collective psyche of the population. When ‘hunger’ and ‘fighting’ forcibly relocates them to Thailand, fear and passivity—part of ‘Burma life’—travels with them to new spaces, often rendering them more vulnerable to exploitation in a ‘new land’, Thailand. Thai government officers, laws and...
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