Women refugees and asylum seekers

Maggie O'Neill

in Asylum, migration and community

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9781847422231
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301516 | DOI:
Women refugees and asylum seekers

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This chapter talks about women refugees and asylum seekers. It begins with a discussion of women who claim asylum and the gender-biased asylum policy. The chapter then moves on to the various research conducted on women refugees and asylum seekers. The migration–trafficking nexus is introduced, and research on refugee and asylum-seeking women is presented in detail. The chapter also highlights the possibility of a gender-sensitive asylum system.

Keywords: women; refugees; asylum seekers; asylum policy; migration–trafficking nexus; asylum system

Chapter.  10266 words. 

Subjects: Migration Studies

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