Multiple jeopardy: domestic violence and the notion of cumulative risk for women in refugee camps

Pittaway, Eileen, and Rees, Susan (2006) Multiple jeopardy: domestic violence and the notion of cumulative risk for women in refugee camps. Women Against Violence, 18. pp. 18-25.

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Abstract

The extent of violence inflicted against refugee women in the country of origin, during flight and in refugee camps is underestimated and often totally ignored by international relief agencies in camps and by resettlement policy makers and service providers in countries such as Australia. We have applied the framework of cumulative risk to highlight some of the specific and compounding issues that make refugee women more vulnerable to domestic violence. Some universal causative factors in cases of spousal violence, including male power and patriarchal cultures are aggravated by the abuses and disadvantages encountered by both refugee men and women in the country of origin and subsequently when living in refugee camps.

Item ID: 3832
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: refugee; women; violence
ISSN: 1327-5550
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2009 22:21
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169901 Gender Specific Studies @ 40%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations @ 30%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1603 Demography > 160303 Migration @ 30%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940111 Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare @ 40%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940113 Gender and Sexualities @ 40%
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920507 Womens Health @ 20%
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