Migrant and refugee women on the Spain´s southern border: embodied violence and gender resistance

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Almudena Cortés Maisonave, profesora contratada doctora, Departamento de Antropología Social y Psicología Social. Codirectora del Diploma de Especialista Género, Migraciones y Derechos Humanos,UCM.

This paper analyses the reality of sexual and gender-based violence in the Spanish southern border space. Increased migrant and refugee arrivals in the Mediterranean, especially since 2015, and the European Union’s outsourcing of immigration control have resulted in a shift from the eastern route (Greece) to the western (southern border). The study focuses on refugee and migrant women who reach that border and analyses both the embodied violence they face, and the strategies to resist it and continue with their migration.

Key Words: Spain, Morocco, southern border, mobility scheme, gender order, feminisation of migration, sexual and gender-based violence

How to cite this article: Cortés Maisonave, Almudena. «Mujeres migrantes y refugiadas en la Frontera Sur: resistencias de género y violencias encarnadas». Anuario CIDOB de la Inmigración 2019 (noviembre de 2019), p. 128-140. DOI: doi.org/10.24241/AnuarioCIDOBInmi.2019.128

DOI: doi.org/10.24241/AnuarioCIDOBInmi.2019.128

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