Civil and political rights - - International

Rethinking gender in the international refugee regime

05.06.2019 / Created by (EMWF)

Currently the instruments of refugee status determination make asylum claims depend on images of women that are characterised by victimisation and motherhood. In this article, the author tackles the international refugee regime which, according to her, inadequately addresses gender-related persecution and, in particular, the asylum claims of refugee women. She also focuses on the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol, insisting on the need for changing and evolving this convention in order to meet the challenges and requirements of all refugees.


  • Type of publication : Article
  • Author : Megan Denise Smith
  • Publishing house : Forced Migration Review
  • Publication date : 2016
  • Number of pages : 2
  • Language : English, French and Arabic


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