So far, German-speaking research on forced migration, asylum and refugee protection has paid little attention the gender dimensions. Only few studies have been conducted on the situation of female and homosexual refugees. Due to current trends, there is growing awareness in academia and politics of people being exposed to a variety of forms of gender-related discrimination and violence during flight and in refugee situations in transit or host countries worldwide. However, media and political discourses as well as parts of current research have focused primarily on sexual violence against women by young male refugees.
GENDER. Journal for Gender, Culture and Society
GENDER. Journal for Gender, Culture and Society presents a forum for academic debate as well as discourse between academics and practitioners. The range of the journal extends from social to cultural topics – sociopolitical issues on equality and justice are addressed as well as issues of the orchestration and cultural interpretation of gender. The journal aims at a broad range of topics and academic disciplines, in which women, men, and gender issues are reflected.