'Challenging the odds of vulnerability and resilience in lone migration'

At the end of October 2018, a joint article written by ISS alumna Bolutife Onaneye Adefehinti and ISS professor Karin Arts was published in the journal Children’s Geographies.

The title of the article is ‘Challenging the odds of vulnerability and resilience in lone migration: coping strategies of Zimbabwean unaccompanied minors in South Africa'. The full text is available online.

Professor Karin Arts

Karin Arts is Professor of International Law and Development at the ISS, and a member of the Governance, Law and Social Justice Research Group. At the time she was Bolutife’s MA thesis supervisor. Among other themes, Karin’s academic work focuses on child rights-based approaches of development.

Her recent work in this field analyzes topics such as: children’s rights and the SDGs; and children’s rights and climate change. Karin also is a founding member of the team that annually publishes the KidsRights Index and a member of the Supervisory Board of the national UNICEF Committee of the Netherlands.

Prof. Karin Arts

Bolutife Onaneye Adefehinti

Bolutife currently lives in Cape Town, South Africa, where she works as a research consultant. She graduated from ISS in December 2013, in the MA in Development Studies, with a Major in Social Policy for Development and a Specialization in Child and Youth Studies.

In April 2018 she obtained her PhD at the University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa, with a thesis on 'Child Poverty in South Africa: Contributions of A Participatory Child Poverty Assessment project to Improving Understandings and Measurement'. 

Bolutife Onaneye Adefehinti