Syrian Refugees in Turkey: Gender Analysis
This report looks at living conditions of Syrian refugees in Turkey in general, focusing on women and sexual minorities. This research was carried out between March and October 2015, and was based on an extensive literature review, social media analysis, and collected primary data in Turkey, including in-depth interviews, ethnographic data and meetings, to assess the ways through which issues related to gender and sexuality have been addressed and ignored when dealing with the Syrian refugee population in Turkey. The research also aims to provide an overall comprehensive picture of the situation, through reviewing the main issues facing Syrian refugee women, men and LGBTQ groups through a gender analysis of their situation. The report looks at living conditions in Turkey in general, employment and child labour, community relations and women’s isolation, GBV, breaking the gender binaries within the context of refuge, the phenomena of child marriage, sex work and co-wives, violent extremism and radicalisation processes with regards to women, and sexual minorities.