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Understanding access to professional healthcare among asylum seekers facing gender-based violence: a qualitative study from a stakeholder perspective

Published inBMC International Health and Human Rights, vol. 20, no. 25
Publication date2020
Abstract

When it comes to gender-based violence (GBV), migrant women and girls represent the most vulnerable group. GBV can happen at any stage of migrants' flight and/or during the asylum process. It has severe consequences on their life and health. Victims therefore need timely access to healthcare. This study explores the context GBV victims face when they seek refuge in Switzerland.

Keywords
  • Access to healthcare
  • Gender-based violence
  • Legal framework
  • Women asylum seekers
  • Women's rights
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RODELLA SAPIA, Mirjam et al. Understanding access to professional healthcare among asylum seekers facing gender-based violence: a qualitative study from a stakeholder perspective. In: BMC International Health and Human Rights, 2020, vol. 20, n° 25. doi: 10.1186/s12914-020-00244-w
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