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Maggie O'Neill

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781847422231

Published to University 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

Chapter:
(p.205) Seven Women refugees and asylum seekers
Source:
Asylum, migration and community
Author(s):

Maggie O'Neill

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847422231.003.0008

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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