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Women asylum seekers and refugees: Opportunities, constraints and the role of agency

Hunt, L 2008, 'Women asylum seekers and refugees: Opportunities, constraints and the role of agency' , Social Policy and Society, 7 , pp. 281-292.

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This article is based on the findings of research undertaken towards a doctoral thesis funded by the University of Leeds. The research focuses upon the actions and experiences of women asylum seekers and refugees living inWest Yorkshire. While acknowledging that the context in which women find themselves can present a number of barriers, this paper looks at their actions and practices at the individual and collective levels. It illustrates that some women are able to draw on the resources available, and are engaged in activities that not only assist their own settlement in the host society but also assist the development of support structures for future arrivals of asylum seekers and refugees.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Social Policy and Society
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1474-7464
Depositing User: L Scullion
Date Deposited: 10 May 2010 09:12
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2015 12:38

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