The Gendered Nature of Xenophobia in South Africa

The Gendered Nature of Xenophobia in South Africa

This study was conceptualized, designed and implemented before the xenophobic attacks of May 2008 in recognition of the fact that xenophobia was a particular form of gender-based violence which was ongoing and pernicious but had been afforded scant attention in the past. The main objective of this study was to explore the gendered nature of xenophobia in South Africa and the impact of such xenophobia on migrant women.


Romi Sigsworth
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Romi Sigsworth is a former CSVR senior researcher. She holds a BA (honors) in English from Rhodes university, BA in English language and literature as well as Master of studies from Women's studies from Oxford University.

Collet Ngwane
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Collet Ngwane is a former CSVR Gender-Based Violence researcher and trainer. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in the field of Study Sociology and Social Anthropology from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Angelica Pino
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Angelica Pino is a Grants Manager and Capacity Strengthening Specialist at Sexual Violence Research Initiative. She holds a LLB from the university of Chile and a LLM from the University of the Witwatersrand.

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