Human Rights: Setting the Stage for Protecting Refugee Women

Maryanna Schmuki


This paper explores the social construction
of women refugees from the perspective of
the human rights regime with an
eye to revealing whether the voices of
refugee women are reflected. To this end
the paper examines the development of
women refugees as a category within
human rights discourse and how this
category has been bolstered by the concept
of women's human rights within the last

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