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Refugees, global governance and the local politics of violence against women
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
2017 (English)In: Gender, violence, refugees / [ed] Susanne Buckley-Zistel and Ulrike Krause, Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2017, p. 58-77Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter explores how violence against women is represented and approached in humanitarian aid to refugees. Drawing on an analysis of key humanitarian policy texts and case studies of efforts to address violence in refugee camps in Thailand and Bangladesh, the analysis demonstrates that a representation of violence against women as an expression of the 'underdevelopment' of refugee communities has gained prominence in humanitarian policy and practice. Consequently, changing the cultural norms and practices of refugees as to 'develop' them is seen as the main solution. However, this chapter shows that this approach has generated conflicts and resistance, and sometimes obstructed rather than advanced struggles for refugee women's rights.

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Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2017. p. 58-77
Series
Studies in forced migration ; 37
Keywords [en]
Refugees, humanitarian aid, violence against women, global governance, development
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International Migration and Ethnic Relations Gender Studies
Research subject
Peace and Conflict Research; genusvetenskap
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-139573ISBN: 978-1-78533-616-4 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-139573DiVA, id: diva2:1142255
Available from: 2017-09-19 Created: 2017-09-19 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved

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