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Violence against Women and Mental Health

Editor(s): García-Moreno C. (Geneva) 
Riecher-Rössler A. (Basel) 
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Vol. 178, 2013
Section title: Special Aspects of Violence
García-Moreno C, Riecher-Rössler A (eds): Violence against Women and Mental Health. Key Issues Ment Health. Basel, Karger, 2013, vol 178, pp 118–128
(DOI:10.1159/000342017)

Abuse and Trafficking among Female Migrants and Refugees

Kastrup M.
Centre for Transcultural Psychiatry, Mental Health Services Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Abstract of Special Aspects of Violence

Published online: 2/5/2013
Cover Date: 2013

Number of Print Pages: 11
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISBN: 978-3-8055-9988-7 (Print)
eISBN: 978-3-8055-9989-4 (Online)

Abstract

The chapter provides a brief overview of the size of the female refugee and migrant population and describes the various reasons lying behind the decisions to leave the country of origin in relation to gender. The premigratory factors that may contribute to mental and physical health problems are discussed as well as postmigratory factors that further add to psychological and physical distress and contribute to social problems. The vast – and increasing – public health problem of physical and mental abuse of refugee and migrant women and in particular the problem of trafficking are analyzed in relation to the causative factors but also to possible therapeutic interventions. Strategies are outlined focusing on how to empower these populations to be better able to cope with their lives. Further, it is discussed what actions should be taken by governments and NGOs to reduce this global problem.


  

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Marianne Kastrup, MD, PhD
Centre for Transcultural Psychiatry, Mental Health Services Copenhagen
Blegdamsvej 9
DK–2100 Copenhagen (Denmark)
Tel. +45 2720 0093, E-Mail marianne.kastrup@regionh.dk

  

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Published online: February 05, 2013
Number of Print Pages : 11

  

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Book Serie: Key Issues in Mental Health, Vol. 178, Year 2013

Editor(s): García-Moreno, C. (Geneva); Riecher-Rössler, A. (Basel)
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Book Title: Violence against Women and Mental Health

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First-Page Preview
Abstract of Special Aspects of Violence

Published online: 2/5/2013
Cover Date: 2013

Number of Print Pages: 11
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISBN: 978-3-8055-9988-7 (Print)
eISBN: 978-3-8055-9989-4 (Online)


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