Women at Risk and Their Right to Asylum in Australia



Women (and children) are more likely to remain confined to internally displaced and refugee camps, close to the conflict site. Those who risk voyage out of these conditions are more likely to die (than men) attempting to cross a border. Similar to men, there are multifarious reasons that lead to women attempting this dangerous journey. However, the risk women face is greater. What compels women to flee and what is the responsibility of states in recognising the greater risks that seeking asylum poses for women? This chapter explores the condition of women who have been unable to flee outside of the camps where they remain, looking specifically at the cases of Myanmar and Syria.


Human rights Refugees Forced migration Conflict Gender inequality 


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  1. 1.Centre for Governance and Public Policy, School of Government and International RelationsGriffith UniversityNathanAustralia

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