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FACTORS AFFECTING PROSPECTS OF MOBILITY OF FEMALE TRANSIT MIGRATION THE CASE OF BATI TO DJIBOUTI. [Abstract ID: 1001-02]
The phenomenon of female transit migration is highly increasing in developing countries like Ethiopia. The main driving force for female transit migration is to earn more money and ambition to live a better life. The researcher has explained the female transit migration using qualitative phenomenological method which aims to describe the pushing factors to experiences transit migration. Besides, the study was conducted using interview, focus group discussion and field observation from Bati along Afar Region to Djibouti border. The study result is finalized by using thematic analysis and it is an Academic Research. The factors of female transit migration are different depending on the decision of outgoing mobility. The researcher found out that the principal factors for female transit migration are an associative relation they have with peers or friends, neighbors, forced marriage, divorce, having a spouse abroad, personal motive, failure in education, death of parents, separation of parents wishing to join family members who have already migrated, being widowed and the role of brokers from Bati Town onward to Djibouti. Amhara and Tigray Region are suffering for female transit migration due to poverty and lack of females' employment opportunities. Hence, migration transcends the decision of female transit migrants, families, brokers, neighbors, friends and bears influence from their resident to Bati onwards to Djibouti.