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A study of the inter-generational issues

facing Britain's Afghan Community

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Exploring some of the root causes of the inter-generational issues dividing Afghan diaspora groups in North London

The aim of this research has been to study the generation gap between Afghan children and young people brought up in the UK and their parents who were brought up in Afghanistan.

Many Afghan children raised in the UK struggle to find their identity, as they have to follow two distinct and separate life styles.

Their parents are fearful of the new environment that they now live in. Although many Afghan men living in the UK prefer that their women be educated and have a job, it remains the case that the lives of many Afghan women are limited to housework, mainly for cultural reasons. As a result they become isolated from other communities and their fear of the outside world makes them segregate themselves, creating tension between parents and their children. Hence the need for this research. Find out full report click