Author : Sonke Gender Justice and CoRMSA
Publication Date : 2016-02-01 00:00:00
Category : Presentations
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Xenophobia is an unreasonable fear, distrust, or hatred of strangers, foreigners, or anything perceived as foreign or different. It is often based on unfounded reasons and stereotypes e.g. “Foreigners are witches”; “Foreigners steal our wives and jobs”. Xenophobia can manifest itself in several ways in a country. For example, it can be through victimization by police on the basis of one’s nationality or looks, brutal assaults, murders, ethnic cleansing in an area, and mass expulsion from the country.