Discrimination of male and female asylum holders in the Czech Republic from a gender perspective
The objective of the project was to obtain, through qualitative sociological research, information on discrimination and unequal treatment affecting male and female asylum holders in the process of their integration into the Czech society. The focus on gender aspects of migration, with a special emphasis on gender forms of discrimination in all areas of integration, is an innovative element. The final analysis also contains guidelines and recommendations for good practice and cooperation between all relevant stakeholders (migrants, state institutions and NGO sector). It was widely distributed among government agencies, NGO’s and professional public in the Czech Republic and the EU.
The research is base upon 30 qualitative interviews with female and male asylum holders from the following countries: Azerbaijan, Byelorussia, Russia, Chechnya, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia and Republic of Moldova.
A supplementary research has been carried out among the Labour Office employees who are working with migrants and who represent a government agency.
The entire research was based upon qualitative data collection and analysis. Our goal was to map the overall situation of refugees in te Czech Republic. We interviewed people in various life situations, in different phases of the integration process, with people living only one year in the country, those who are residents for decades, those who live in small towns, villages and also in the refugee camps.
The research focussed on following topics, which represent crucial milestones in integration process:
* integration into the labour market,
* social security and access to social services,
* health care,
* access to information,
* relationship with the major society,
The research team prioritised gender aspects of migration. The aim was to draw attention to different obstacles and problems faced by women and men during the process of migration and integration and specific gender-discrimination.
You can download the final publication in pdf format from our website.
This project was supported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway in the framework of financial mechanism EEA and
Norwegian financial mechanism by means of the foundation NROS (Nadace rozvoje občanské společnosti).