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Do you think that the political participation of refugees is important?

Hannah describes how after many conversations with her sister, who has worked closely with migrants and refugees, she has gained insight into the difficulty of integration. As a result she believes that the greater participation of refugees in the political space will help ease this process.

Why do you think the political participation of migrant women in society is important?

Miriam has studied the gendered nature of the law in University, and through her research has found that many women face legal problems when seeking asylum. She points out how there is a lot of negative stigma in society about the role and position of migrant women in society and in the media, and so promoting political participation of women would educate society through spreading awareness, whilst debunking certain myths around asylum seeking.


In what ways do you think the representation of migrant women in politics would affect society at large?

Georgia argues for the importance of the representation of migrant women, since politics is meant to represent the whole of society! Through such representation, their voices and the issues affect them the most will be heard to a greater extent.

Do you think it is important that migrant women participate in politics?

Erica argues for the importance of migrant women engaging in discussions around politics, due to the new angle that it will bring to the conversation of migrant participation, especially among women who are less represented to improve their situations in the long term. 


In what ways do you think the political representation of local migrant communities would affect society at large?

Hope argues that hearing a range of voices and opinions  from people from different walks of life is crucial for the healthy functioning of democracy, and on a smaller scale, for more open and inclusive local communities. The pertinent issues that greatly effect migrants and their societies would become more widely debated on the political frontier.

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