ISBN-10:
0739105892
ISBN-13:
9780739105894
Pub. Date:
02/15/2004
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Refugee Women / Edition 2

Refugee Women / Edition 2

by Susan Forbes Martin, Ruud LubbersSusan Forbes Martin

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Overview

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. Used in coursework, for training, and as a springboard for policy development, this enormously influential book still has not done enough. In the second edition of Refugee Women, Susan Forbes Martin draws on years of personal field experience and policy work to revisit the particular concerns of female refugees. In this new edition, Martin provides 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 support.

Editorial Reviews

Roberta Cohen

A masterful, well documented and sensitive analysis of both the progress made in the past ten years in addressing the problems uprooted women face, and the gaps that remain: continuing gender discrimination, sexual violence, and a dearth of reproductive health care, education and employment opportunities. As few others have done, the study exposes the exploitation of refugee and internally displaced women by local authorities, international peacekeepers and even aid agencies. The recommendations are well thought through, sensible and based on direct fieldwork — a must for policy makers, practitioners and the concerned international public.

Karen Musalo

Refugee Women should be required reading for all those who care deeply about the challenges confronting refugee and displaced women, and who seek sensitive and thoughtful solutions. Susan Martin's highly informative treatment of the issues is exemplary no less for its scope and depth than for its ability to bring home to the reader the reality of the refugee experience for the women and girls who live it.

Phoebe: Journal Of Gender and Cultural Critiques

A masterful look at the plight of refugees and internally displaced persons with an emphasis on the special problems and needs of women…an extremely valuable and enlightening book.

Julie A. Mertus

The groundbreaking first edition of Refugee Women put the issue of refugee women on the map. This new edition updates changes in refugee terrain and significantly charts new territory. Martin has an uncanny ability to hone in on the core new challenges facing humanitarianism practitioners and academic researchers alike. Well written and extremely accessible, this book should be mandatory reading for both scholars and practitioners - anyone concerned with refugees and internally displaced women.

Phoebe: Journal Of Gender and Cultural Critiques

A masterful look at the plight of refugees and internally displaced persons with an emphasis on the special problems and needs of women…an extremely valuable and enlightening book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739105894
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 02/15/2004
Series: Program in Migration and Refugee Studies Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.84(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.43(d)

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