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Refugee Women in Britain and France
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Refugee Women in Britain and France

Gill Allwood and Khursheed Wadia

Abstract

This book is about the lives of refugee women in Britain and France. Who are they? Where do they come from? What happens to them when they arrive, while they wait for a decision on their claim for asylum, and after the decision, whether positive or negative? The book shows how laws and processes designed to meet the needs of men fleeing political persecution often fail to protect women from persecution in their home countries and fail to meet their needs during and after the decision-making process. It portrays refugee women as resilient, resourceful and potentially active participants in Brit ... More

Keywords: refugee women, asylum, political persecution, active participation, Britain, France, laws, decision-making process, cultural life

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780719071225
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719071225.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gill Allwood, author

Khursheed Wadia, author