This project investigates and analyzes immigration policy, specifically focusing on asylum seeking women, in European countries including, but not limited to, Germany and Sweden. Many European nations have limited immigration policy that ultimately negatively affects immigrants from Middle Eastern and African nations, especially female migrants fleeing those nations in order to gain independence and freedom from torture and gender based persecutions. However, what little policy European countries do utilize inevitably hinders women from gaining independence and rather mirrors the male dominated socio-cultural societies from which these very women fled. Through the examination of articles and policy, this project will analyze the asylum policies in place in Europe and illuminate exactly which aspects of that policy cause women to remain dependent upon their male counterparts.
Avetta, Katherine R., "Investigating Asylum and Assimilation Procedures in European Countries as it Relates to the Independence of Women" (2016). International Relations Summer Fellows. Paper 2.