Siobhan Robinson

My project seeks to provide insight into the barriers and the factors that serve as enablers for women from forced migration backgrounds pursuing higher education in Australia.

A lack of attention in this area of research to the experiences of women in higher education told by the women themselves, overlooks the social and educational injustices affecting their ability to aspire to a higher education.

This research investigates matters of injustice such as interrupted education, denial of access to education in their country of origin, familial, cultural and economic constraints and insufficient institutional support services. Moreover, this research project not only aims to confront and address these societal and structural issues that perpetuate education inequalities faced by women from forced migration backgrounds but it also seeks to highlight the factors that support and sustain them in achieving their higher education goals.

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 University of Galway

Bosserman Center for Conflict Resolution