Trajectories of Refuge: gender, intersectionality and public policies in Portugal
This projects is a priority line within FAMI (Female migrants and refugees), responding to the recent arrival of refugees to Portugal. By focusing on refugee women, the project aims at understanding the specificities of the experiences of refugee women in Portugal in relation to their trajectories, considering social class, sex, religion, nationality, access to education, health, and learning a new language, as well as their expectations, from a gender and intersectional perspective. We want to unveil what are the challenges and vulnerabilities experienced by them and what are the hosting and integration policies and practices offered by the Portuguese system. The methodology is qualitative, including in-depth interviews, action research and the national, regional and local policies and practices.