Gendered Approach To The Syrian Refugee by Freedman Jane Kivilcim Zeynep Baklacioglu Nurcan Ozgur
The current refugee crisis has seen thousands of refugees attempting to reach Europe principally from Syria. The dangers and difficulties of this journey have been highlighted in the media as have the political disagreements within Europe over the way to deal with the problem. However despite the increasing number of women making this journey there has been little or no analysis of women's experiences or of the particular difficulties and dangers they may face. A Gendered Approach to the Syrian Refugee Crisis examines women's experience at all stages of forced migration from the conflict in Syria to refugee camps in Lebanon or Turkey on the journey to the European Union and on arrival in an EU member state. The book deals with women's experiences the changing nature of gender relations during forced migration gendered representations of refugees and the ways in which EU policies may impact differently on men and women. The book provides a nuanced and complex assessment of the refugee crisis and shows the importance of analysing differences within the refugee population. Students and scholars of development studies gender studies security studies politics and middle eastern studies will find this book an important guide to the evolving crisis.