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ERIC Number: EJ794392
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0826-4805
Rights-Based Education for South Asian Sponsored Wives in International Arranged Marriages
Merali, Noorfarah
Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, v39 n2 p205-220 Apr 2008
The Family Class Category of Canada's Immigration Policy exists with the key objective of family unification. Among Canada's second largest immigrant group, the South Asians, the cultural practice of arranged marriage is applied across international borders, leading to spousal sponsorship. Existing research on South Asian sponsored wives suggests that they tend to misunderstand their rights as sponsored persons, as well as the rights and limitations of their sponsors. Misunderstandings may lead women to passively respond to sponsor-imposed barriers to integration. This paper builds a case for educating South Asian women about their sponsorship rights to assist them in recognizing and responding to rights violations. The paper presents an educational framework that would respond to their unique needs and vulnerabilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada