In October 2021, results of another study initiated by the team were published in the Journal of International Migration and Integration. The study collective of the study “Spatiality of Social Stress Experienced by Refugee Women in Initial Reception Centers” included refugee female persons from Syria and Afghanistan. The aim of the qualitative interviews was to take a closer look at the relationship between the spatial perception of nine different initial reception facilities in Berlin and the component of social stress. The study shows that social stress as in relation to intercultural needs is mainly triggered by a lack of privacy in those institutions. Privacy is not to be considered exclusively spatially, but more as control and freedom of everyday aspects and needs. The results of this study highlight persistent intercultural discrepancies in gender-sensitive approaches in the context of humanitarian support.
The full article can be found here: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12134-021-00890-6