Doing it for ourselves and our children: Refugee women on their own in New Zealand

Ruth DeSouza
Centre for Asian and Migrant Health; AUT
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This report focuses on the experiences of women who enter New Zealand through the Women at Risk category which comprises up to 75 places, or 10% of New Zealand's annual refugee quota of 750 applicants. The report found that although these women's support needs are similar to all refugees arriving in New Zealand, their issues were magnified, and earlier intervention in the first stages of resettlement would have significantly improved their longer-term settlement outcomes. Refugee women who are sole heads of households experience double the burden of stress with half the support.
Last updated: 2011-07-24