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Lockdowns and the hidden crisis of asylum-seeking and refugee women (Newcastle)

Experiences of lockdown for asylum-seeking and refugee women is exacerbating their already challenging circumstances and further damaging their wellbeing and mental health. The gendered responsibilities of parenting and caregiving compounded with a punitive asylum system and the impacts of lockdown have resulted in a distinct crisis, often concealed from mainstream news coverage. That is what Robin Finlay and Peter Hopkins argue in a new blogpost at Transforming Societies on the results of  – among others – the Hera project . 

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