Bhutanese Refugee Women in Nepal: A Continuum of Gender Based Violence


Domini, Simona. 2008. “Bhutanese Refugee Women in Nepal: A Continuum of Gender Based Violence." PhD diss., University of London.

Author: Simona Domini


This paper aims to give an account of gender-based violence among Bhutanese refugee women. It is based on secondary resources and primary research conducted in terms of informal interviews in Nepal. It argues that GBV among Bhutanese women during the ethnic cleansing campaign implemented by the government of Bhutan was part of a broader continuum of violence started in peace time, was exacerbated during the persecution perpetrated by the army and persisted in refugee camps. It also shows that displacement can provide opportunities for changes as refugees are exposed to influences of international aid workers and to ideas of equality and its promotion.

Topics: Displacement & Migration, Refugees, Gender, Women, Gender-Based Violence, Humanitarian Assistance Regions: Asia, South Asia Countries: Bhutan, Nepal

Year: 2008

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