Migrant women and homelessness: the role of gender-based violence

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/247814
Title:
Migrant women and homelessness: the role of gender-based violence
Authors:
Mayock, Paula; Sheridan, Sarah; Parker, Sarah
Affiliation:
School of Social Work and Social Policy / Children’s Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Citation:
Maycock, Paula et al. "Migrant women and homelessness: the role of gender-based violence" European Journal of Homelessness Volume 6, No. 1, August 2012
Journal:
European Journal of Homelessness
Issue Date:
2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/247814
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
A distinct Europe-wide problem of migrant homelessness has become increasingly apparent. However, the available evidence base on migrant homelessness remains relatively weak and there is a particular dearth of research on the homeless experiences of migrant women. Internationally, research has established an association between gender-based violence and homelessness among women, including migrant women. However, the dynamics of this association, as well as the range of issues that surround it, remain largely unexplored. This paper presents findings from biographical interviews with seventeen migrant women who are part of a larger study of homelessness among women in Ireland. It specifically aims to explore the relationship between the experience of gender-based violence and homelessness, including migrant women’s responses to their abusive home situations, their interactions with services, and their perspectives on their situations. The findings highlight the structural underpinnings of the relationship between gender-based violence and homelessness. These span economic, social, legal and cultural domains, and impact women’s responses to violence/abuse and to the systems of intervention designed to meet their needs. The consequences for migrant women are multi-faceted, affecting their ability to leave abusive home situations, access appropriate services, and exit homelessness. The implications for structures and services, particularly those with responsibility for meeting the needs of migrant women, are discussed.
Keywords:
MIGRANTS; HOMELESSNESS; VIOLENCE; WOMEN
ISSN:
2030-3106

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMayock, Paulaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSheridan, Sarahen_GB
dc.contributor.authorParker, Sarahen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-09T13:41:29Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-09T13:41:29Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationMaycock, Paula et al. "Migrant women and homelessness: the role of gender-based violence" European Journal of Homelessness Volume 6, No. 1, August 2012en_GB
dc.identifier.issn2030-3106-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/247814-
dc.descriptionA distinct Europe-wide problem of migrant homelessness has become increasingly apparent. However, the available evidence base on migrant homelessness remains relatively weak and there is a particular dearth of research on the homeless experiences of migrant women. Internationally, research has established an association between gender-based violence and homelessness among women, including migrant women. However, the dynamics of this association, as well as the range of issues that surround it, remain largely unexplored. This paper presents findings from biographical interviews with seventeen migrant women who are part of a larger study of homelessness among women in Ireland. It specifically aims to explore the relationship between the experience of gender-based violence and homelessness, including migrant women’s responses to their abusive home situations, their interactions with services, and their perspectives on their situations. The findings highlight the structural underpinnings of the relationship between gender-based violence and homelessness. These span economic, social, legal and cultural domains, and impact women’s responses to violence/abuse and to the systems of intervention designed to meet their needs. The consequences for migrant women are multi-faceted, affecting their ability to leave abusive home situations, access appropriate services, and exit homelessness. The implications for structures and services, particularly those with responsibility for meeting the needs of migrant women, are discussed.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectMIGRANTSen_GB
dc.subjectHOMELESSNESSen_GB
dc.subjectVIOLENCEen_GB
dc.subjectWOMENen_GB
dc.titleMigrant women and homelessness: the role of gender-based violenceen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Social Work and Social Policy / Children’s Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin, Irelanden_GB
dc.identifier.journalEuropean Journal of Homelessnessen_GB
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