Turkey hosts more refugees than any other country in the world, including 3.6 million Syrians. Women and girls constitute 46 percent of this population. Despite stakeholders’ eﬀorts, including commitments to promoting gender equality, widespread poverty remains. Women and girls face a number of specifc challenges, including extremely low levels of labor force participation. However, these challenges are not unique to Syrians. Social, economic and political exclusion preceded their arrival, including persistent inequalities between the rich and poor, women and men, and the regions. This article posits that much remains to be done to sustainably and meaningfully address the specific needs of women and girl
refugees in Turkey, and that a holistic approach that promotes socio-economic development and inclusion is imperative.
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Written by Meryem Aslan & Josephine Whitaker Yılmaz
Aslan, M. & Yilmaz, J. W.(2019). Pathways Towards Social Inclusion of Refugees in Turkey. Received 25.09.2019 from http://turkishpolicy.com/article/955/pathways-towards-social-inclusion-of-refugees-in-turkey.
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