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ERIC Number: EJ811343
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
Refuge from Crisis: Refugee Women Build Political Capital
Magno, Cathryn
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v6 n2 p119-130 2008
For women who have escaped political crises, NGOs can provide a healing space. This study explores nonformal and informal educational processes that occur in NGOs founded and staffed by refugee women who have resettled in the United States. Interviews and documents demonstrate that the refugee women gain knowledge and skills through participation in the NGO, find their voices through the supportive environment of the NGO and networking with others, and take opportunities to make social change. The results of this research indicate that women gain political capital through NGO participation and that increased support of NGOs can therefore result in increased democratisation. (Contains 3 endnotes.)
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Language: English
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