Sexual and gender-based violence and social justice: parity of participation for forced migrant survivors in the UK?
Avainsanat:SGBV, forced migrants, social justice, asylum and resettlement
This paper examines the extent to which forced migrant survivors of SGBV encounter social justice once resettled in the UK. Nancy Fraser’s parity of participation framework is used to assess whether survivors, as non-citizens, are recipients of social justice. We show how immigration and resettlement policies aimed at forced migrants in the UK undermine rather than reinforce social justice. SGBV against women and children has been documented in countries of asylum and resettlement, and asylum support practice increases the risk that survivors will experience further abuse. A key starting point from which to begin to provide for recovery is ensuring that forced migrant SGBV survivors benefit from social justice.