Migration and settlement accounts have primarily been men’s stories within which women are either absent or represented by community spokespersons who again are largely men. The host community and state see their existence within policy perspectives regulating immigration. To fill this gap, this paper explores the gendered experiences of British-Pakistani Muslim women by investigating how they negotiate certain aspects of their diasporic lives. It builds on their narratives in matters related to education, employment, language, dress, and community associations. It discusses the pressures on women due to multiple systems of oppression created by their various identities and how women deal with them. The paper allows us to see women as agents instead of passive victims of patriarchal religious and cultural practices or even migration and settlement processes.
Malik, Aisha Anees
"Gendering the Diaspora: Experiences of British-Pakistani Muslim Women,"
Journal of International Women's Studies: Vol. 24:
5, Article 14.
Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol24/iss5/14