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How a photo research project gives refugee women a voice in resettlement policy

Between 2000 and 2017, the number of refugees and asylum seekers globally increased from 16 to 26 million.

In 2016, women made up 49% of global refugees.

Dominant representations of refugee women are that of vulnerable and helpless victims.

Fana 3cThis disregards women’s agency, voice, and deep desire for education and social enterprise.

Australia’s refugee intake is expected to increase to 18,750 in 2018-19, the largest intake in 30 years.

In 1989, Australia established a “Woman at Risk” visa subclass for women and their dependants living outside their home country who…

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