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Breathing Under Water: Gendering the Violence Against Refugee Women

Breathing Under Water: Gendering the Violence Against Refugee Women
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Author(s): Gabriela Mesquita Borges (University of Porto, Portugal)and Rita Faria (University of Porto, Portugal)
Copyright: 2022
Pages: 19
Source title: Research Anthology on Child and Domestic Abuse and Its Prevention
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-5598-2.ch002


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The current chapter will allow a better understanding of refugee women's situation in global-forced migration. It also offers a comprehensive account of the ways in which refugee women's experiences of violence are shaped by gendered relations and structures. Furthermore, the chapter will analyze the interactions between the gender identity formation of men and women, the context of escape, displacement and asylum seeking, and the experience or manifestation of gender-based violence against refugee women. Finally, it also intends to illustrate how structural and symbolic violence and power relations cooperate to shape experiences of violence for refugee women and how it can influence and perpetuate interpersonal violence. In this sense, several studies are presented that demonstrate, on one hand, how gender relations are affected by escape, displacement, and asylum, and how they can create different practices of structural and symbolic violence; and, on the other hand, draw attention to the current lack of gender-specific analysis of the problem of asylum and refugees.

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