Resettlement experiences of Afghan Hazara female adolescents: a case study from Melbourne, Australia

Nida Iqbal, Andrew Joyce, Alana Russo, Jaya Earnest

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This study sought to investigate some of the experiences and challenges faced by female Afghan Hazara refugee adolescents as a precursor to programdevelopment occurring within a community health service in the outer southeastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. This paper reports on a cross-sectional participatory qualitative research study undertaken with young Afghan female adolescents aged 14-17 years of Hazara ethnicity. The results document some of the key contested gender and cultural challenges facing these young women, their aspirations for their lives in Australia, and how this research has informed community health practice.
Original languageEnglish
Article number868230
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Population Research
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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