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Maggie O'Neill

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781847422231

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847422231.001.0001

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Women refugees and asylum seekers

Women refugees and asylum seekers

(p.205) Seven Women refugees and asylum seekers
Asylum, migration and community

Maggie O'Neill

Policy Press

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

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