Refugee Women

Refugee Women

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Refugee Women, originally published in 1992, turned awareness for the first time to the particular issues faced by women driven from their homes as a result of international conflict. In this edition, Susan Forbes Martin draws on years of personal field experience and policy work to revisit the particular concerns of female refugees, providing crucial background for understanding the legal issues and policies developed to protect women persecuted because of their gender. She also describes the recent genesis of the category of internally displaced persons, focusing on the unique hardships of women who flee their homes but remain within the borders of their own countries. Finally, Martin demonstrates how women can advance toward greater participation in legal and economic decision making, affirming the power women possess to affect their own destiny when given the necessary more

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  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 15mm | 358g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 0739107534
  • 9780739107539

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"A masterful, well documented and sensitive analysis.... The recommendations are well thought through, sensible and based on direct fieldwork - a must for policy makers, practitioners and the concerned international public." - Roberta Cohen, codirector of the Brookings Institution-SAIS Project on Internal Displacement, and coauthor (with Francis Mading Deng) of Masses in Flight: The Global Crisis of Internal Displacement"show more

About Susan Forbes-Martin

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 more

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