Women Mental Health All over the World: Sociopolitical Aspects of Gender Discrimination and Violence: Immigration and Transnational Motherhood

  • Magdalena MarinoEmail author
  • Kristina Jausoro


Along the next chapter, we will discuss the specific challenges that women face in the health system, including the lack of access that suffer much of the world’s female population. We will defend a change of approach to the women’s health issues whenever they need to use the health system.

To thereby, we will describe some gender inequalities that appear from the family microsystems to social and political macrostructures of power and world organization that are some causes behind the female pathology. We refer here to some of them that particularly affect women: gender violence in all its forms, including poverty, human trafficking, and violence used against women during armed conflicts. In conclusion, we talk about lack of justice.

Since we are talking about women mental health around the world, we review the feminization of migration, analyzing the positive and negative aspects of it, and with special emphasis on transnational motherhood and its impact of women.

After analyzing these aspects, we suggest some recommendations to mental health professionals for possible lines of work from the health system, with the objective of making a change possible, a change based in the empowerment of women, considering health professionals as active agents and enablers of that empowerment.


Gender violence Poverty Migration Transnational motherhood Empowerment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Roberto Clemente CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of EducationSocial Services BerritzeguneVitoria-GasteizSpain

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