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Is there evidence that migrant or minority women are particularly vulnerable in accessing and receiving effective health care services?

Key Area:
Health And Social Protection
28/02/2012 - 20:04
Short Answer


Qualitative Info

The National Womens Council of Ireland have drawn attention to the particular issues concerning womens health in Ireland, including the issues faced by women from diverse cultural backgrounds and immigration status. Read the full report here:

The Combat Poverty Agency has also raised the issue of gender and ethnicity as a determining factor in an individuals experience of receiving appropriate healthcare. Source:

The NGO Akidwa has also drawn particlular attention to the health issues faced by women seeking asylum in Ireland. Source:

The NGO Cairde has also drawn attention to ths issues facing migrant women who are HIV positive in Ireland. Source:

Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Roma & Travelers, Ethnic minorities
Type (R/D)
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Health and social protection, Integration - social cohesion
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