Underrepresentation of Men in Gender Based Humanitarian and Refugee Trauma Research: A Scoping Review.

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Affleck, W. Selvadurai, A. & Sikora, L.

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Date:

2018

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Gender, Health and Wellbeing

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English

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Full Harvard Reference:

Affleck, W. Selvadurai, A. & Sikora, L. (2018). Underrepresentation of Men in Gender Based Humanitarian and Refugee Trauma Research: A Scoping Review. Intervention. Vol 16, I 1. pp. 22-30.

Since the 1980s, increased attention has been paid to the experience of girls and women in refugee and humanitarian research, however, much less attention has been paid to boys and men. The purpose of this review was to investigate whether there is a gender bias in refugee and humanitarian research on refugee trauma. Findings demonstrate that since 1988, fully 95% of gender focused refugee research addressed women’s issues, while only 5% addressed the experience of refugee men. This article offers possible explanations for this gap and discusses its ramifications for both research and clinical practice.