Refugee Women

Refugee Women

by Susan Forbes Martin

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781856490016
Publisher: Zed Books
Publication date: 02/15/1995
Series: Women and World Development Series
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Susan Forbes Martin has been involved in the research on and development of immigration and refugee policy for over twenty years. She was the executive director of the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform from 1992 to 1997 and is currently the director of the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University.

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Prefaceix
1Setting the Stage1
2Refugee Women: Changing Roles13
The Role of Refugee Women in Family and Community13
Participation of Refugee Women17
Conclusion22
3A Safe Refuge? Protection of Refugee and Displaced Women25
Legal Protection26
Registration and Documentation41
Physical Security44
Conclusion55
4Assistance: Friend or Foe?61
Access to Food, Water, and Nonfood Items62
Health Care67
Education and Skills Training76
Conclusion82
5Toward Greater Self-Sufficiency: Economic Activities and Income-Generating Projects87
Economic Activities88
Income-Generating Projects for Refugee Women91
Conclusion98
6Durable Solutions: Repatriation and Integration101
Peace, Reconstruction, and Repatriation103
Settlement in Countries of Asylum119
From Relief and Dependency to Development: The Role of Women121
Conclusion125
7Refugee Women in Industrialized Countries129
Needs of Refugee Women in Industrialized Countries134
Helping Refugee Women in Their Adjustment141
Conclusion144
8Responses to the Situation of Refugee Women147
UN Initiatives on Refugee Women147
Nongovernmental Organization156
Challenges Ahead157
Select Bibliography159
Index167
About the Author175

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