Being a refugee woman: Intersectionality and labour market integration. Insights from the Ukrainian Case in Poland, Italy and Germany.

In her presentation, MIDEM Visiting Fellow Iuliia Lashchuk talks about how integrating into a new country can be challenging, especially in the case of forced migration.  Not all those seeking refuge are allowed to work immediately upon arrival, and they have to wait months for their asylum request to be approved and access to the labour market to be granted. The Temporary Protection Directive (TPD), activated as a response to Russian aggression in Ukraine, is unique as it grants all its holders immediate access to a labour market. But does simplified access to a labour market mean successful integration, and does it eliminate gender inequalities? Iuliia Lashchuk examines the labour integration of women fleeing the war in Ukraine through an intersectional lens, highlighting the interconnectedness of vulnerabilities, needs and rights. The aim is to study better the advantages and drawbacks of TPD and its implementation in Poland, Italy, and Germany. 

About Iuliia Lashchuk

Iuliia Lashchuk is a researcher, migration activist and this year’s MIDEM Visiting Fellow in May and June. She is a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute (RSCAS, Migration Policy Centre). Iuliia holds a PhD (summa cum laude) in Philosophy from the University of Warsaw. Her research focuses on the categories of otherness and foreignness, with a special emphasis on gender and women’s migration. Iuliia is interested in issues of identity, belonging, diversity and ethical dimensions of hospitality. She is a member of the Ukrainian Migration Research Network.

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02:00 – 03:30 pm

von-Gerber-Bau / 221

Bergstraße 53

01069 Dresden