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Title: Strengths and resilience of migrant women in transit: an analysis of the narratives of Central American women in irregular transit through Mexico towards the United States
Authors: Way, Mayra Carolina Lemus
Orientador: Johansson, Helena
Keywords: Transit migration
Female migration
Resilience
Strengths perspective
Issue Date: 29-May-2018
Citation: WAY, Mayra Carolina Lemus - Strengths and resilience of migrant women in transit: an analysis of the narratives of Central American women in irregular transit through Mexico towards the United States [Em linha]. Gotemburgo: Universidade de Gotemburgo, 2018. Dissertação de mestrado. [Consult. Dia Mês Ano] Disponível em www:<http://hdl.handle.net/10071/17528>.
Abstract: This study departed from the idea that all people, including those hardest hit by adversity, have strengths and resiliencies. It posed the question on how a particularly vulnerable group, Central American migrant women in irregular transit through Mexico, used their strengths and resilience to reach the border with the United States. Past research has failed to address the issue of strengths and resilience in Central American migrant women; instead, much attention has been placed on the risks and vulnerabilities of this group. This research started from the strengths perspective and resilience theories to address the issue of skills and abilities of migrant women in transit through Mexico. Specifically, it was about discovering the women’s strengths, knowing how they used them to face and overcome the adversities of the journey and how they made sense of them. For this purpose, 10 narrative interviews were conducted in the Mexican border city of Tijuana, and micro ethnographic work was done with these women. The results of this research indicated that these migrant women are possessors of internal and external strengths, the firsts are related to their religious beliefs, courage, endurance and goal setting; and the seconds with the support received from people, institutions and their families. It was concluded that thanks to the combination of all these strengths, these women were able to successfully reach the border with the United States.
Peer reviewed: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10071/17528
Designation: Mestrado em Erasmus Mundus em Serviço Social com Famílias e Crianças
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