Gendered mobilities and vulnerabilities: refugee journeys to and in Europe

Kofman, Eleonore ORCID logoORCID: (2019) Gendered mobilities and vulnerabilities: refugee journeys to and in Europe. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 45 (12) . pp. 2185-2199. ISSN 1369-183X [Article] (doi:10.1080/1369183X.2018.1468330)

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Recent refugee flows across the Mediterranean have been heterogeneous despite often being represented as predominantly male. However, there exist relatively little disaggregated data for adults and children which would enable us to achieve a better understanding of gendered mobilities in refugee journeys and settlement. Furthermore, such mobilities are affected by notions of vulnerability applied to those in need of protection, which prioritise the mobility of some categories. These include single parents, pregnant women, the elderly and unaccompanied minors. Drawing on data collected by international organisations and national sources (Greece, Italy) as well as a project EVI-MED (Constructing an evidence base of contemporary Mediterranean migration) (2015-2107), this article argues for the need to generate more disaggregated data (gender, age, family status) reflecting complex gendered mobilities and experiences of vulnerability.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Volume 45, 2019 - Issue 12: Special Issue: Against the evidence: Europe's migration challenge and the failure to protect
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Social Policy Research Centre
Item ID: 27693
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies on 30/05/2018, available online:
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Depositing User: Eleonore Kofman
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2019 17:33
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 18:53

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