Unpacking gendered realities in displacement: the status of Syrian refugee women in Iraq

Authors/editor(s): IPSOS Group SA.

Unpacking gendered realities in displacement: the status of Syrian refugee women in Iraq examines how displacement has affected Syrian female refugees in Kurdistan and how the interplay of systemic gender discrimination, poverty and instability increase their vulnerability and isolation. Fifty-seven percent of women said that they now had a larger decision-making role than before displacement. While women in the study demonstrated agency and did not see themselves as victims, they were vocal about the negative impact that displacement has had on their lives and families. They did not view increased responsibility as a decision they have made themselves, but as critical for the survival of their families.

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Geographic coverage: Iraq; Syrian Arab Republic

Subject area(s): Peace and security

Publication year: 2018