First Advisor

Leopoldo Rodriguez

Date of Award

Summer 2021

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in International & Global Studies: International Development and University Honors

Department

International and Global Studies

Language

English

DOI

10.15760/honors.1160

Abstract

This thesis aims to investigate the violence encountered by Central American women, both at home and when they seek to migrate to the US. We examine the conditions faced by Central American women leading them to take risks as they emigrate from their countries of origin. First, we analyze the violence that women face in their countries of origin. Next, we discuss the violence that women encounter on migrant corridors. Finally, we explore the obstacles that migrant women face when they arrive at the United States border itself. This thesis ultimately aims to provide information to the interdisciplinary field of migration in hopes that a better understanding will provide ways to address the repeated occurrence of these violent episodes. We hope this thesis will contribute to the migration literature providing new insight into how migration patterns relate to gender-based violence.

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Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/36248

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