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Gender and Forced Migration

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E; (2014) Gender and Forced Migration. In: Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E and Loescher, G and Long, K and Sigona, N, (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

This chapter examines the role of gender in displacement, focusing on women’s and men’s experiences and the different ways in which gender identities, roles, and relations are influenced by processes of and responses to forced migration. It begins with a brief historical overview of feminist and gendered analyses of forced migration. It then explores the causes and experiences of forced migration by drawing on gendered evaluations of individualized persecution and experiences of conflict-induced mass displacement. It also explores the nature of refugee status determination processes, highlighting emerging sensitivity to the interconnectedness between sexual orientation, gender identity, and asylum. Furthermore, it considers developments in responses to sexual and gender-based violence in mass displacement contexts, along with the paradoxical implications of policies aimed at promoting gender equality and empowerment in camp contexts. The chapter concludes by commenting on the gendered nature of the three durable solutions: local integration, repatriation, and resettlement.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Gender and Forced Migration
ISBN: 0199652430
ISBN-13: 9780199652433
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199652433.013.0010
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199652433.013...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: gender, exile, displacement, forced migration, asylum, violence, sexuality, local integration, repatriation, resettlement
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Geography
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10075911
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