Stories Told By, For, and About Women Refugees

Smith, K. (Keynote speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Description

PhD student Kate Smith presented her research on female refugees, reminding us all of the Universal Human Rights Declaration statement that "Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other country's asylum from persecution." Most applicants for asylum are men and therefore male narratives, as in many arenas of life, are dominant. Women applicants are expected to have gone through abuse and trauma in order to be taken seriously - just like the women in Dr Woodiwiss' research. Many reject the refugee label altogether, claiming to be students, in order to sidestep the stigma attached to asylum seekers in society.
Period8 Mar 2013
Held atWomen's Stories, Women's Lives
Event typeSeminar
LocationHuddersfield, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionRegional