Segmented journeys, fragmented lives : women's forced migration to escape domestic violence. / Bowstead, Janet.

In: Journal of Gender-Based Violence, Vol. 1, No. 1, 01.05.2017, p. 45-60.

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Segmented journeys, fragmented lives : women's forced migration to escape domestic violence. / Bowstead, Janet.

In: Journal of Gender-Based Violence, Vol. 1, No. 1, 01.05.2017, p. 45-60.

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Bowstead, Janet. / Segmented journeys, fragmented lives : women's forced migration to escape domestic violence. In: Journal of Gender-Based Violence. 2017 ; Vol. 1, No. 1. pp. 45-60.

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