The experiences of refugee women who were exposed to sexual violence

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dc.contributor.advisor Spies, Gloudien M.
dc.contributor.postgraduate Matetoane, Tshoarelo Grace
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-13T08:08:16Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-13T08:08:16Z
dc.date.created 2019/09/04
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.description Mini Dissertation (MSW)--University of Pretoria, 2019.
dc.description.abstract The researcher observed in practice that little has been researched regarding the effects of sexual violence on refugee women. This may denote that these women are not receiving relevant social work services to support them in their healing process. This study aimed to explore and describe the experiences of refugee women who were exposed to sexual violence. The study focussed specifically on refugee women, 18 years and older, who were exposed to sexual violence. The main objectives of the study were: to conceptualise and describe sexual violence as a phenomenon; to conceptualise and describe the status of refugee women; to explore and describe the effects of sexual violence on refugee women; to explore and describe the experiences and challenges of refugee women that were exposed to sexual violence; and to formulate guidelines regarding how these women can be supported by means of therapeutic interventions. A qualitative, phenomenological research design was utilised in order to reach the goal of the study. The population represented refugee women who have been exposed to sexual violence and an unstructured interview schedule was used to interview the participants. The empirical findings of the study were that all participants that were exposed to sexual violence as refugee women experienced short- and long-term effects that affect their total well-being. The participants confirmed that the exposure to sexual violence has long-term effects, which in turn create several challenges due to a lack of resources in the community. Refugee women that were exposed to sexual violence need intensive therapy to survive this trauma.
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dc.description.degree MSW
dc.description.department Social Work and Criminology
dc.identifier.citation Matetoane, TG 2019, The experiences of refugee women who were exposed to sexual violence, MSW Mini Dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd <http://hdl.handle.net/2263/72797>
dc.identifier.other S2019
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/72797
dc.publisher University of Pretoria
dc.rights © 2019 University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria.
dc.subject UCTD
dc.title The experiences of refugee women who were exposed to sexual violence
dc.type Mini Dissertation


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