Athens, Greece – In recent years, Greece has become a focal point for refugees into the European Union, but many of the women who have arrived are portrayed by the media in a stereotypical manner.

They are seen in traditional roles – as mothers, wives, and often as victims.

“Many stories about women asylum-seekers frame them either as abject victims or as subjects in need of empowerment, both narratives can fail to capture the full texture of these women’s experiences,” Roxani Krystalli, a lecturer of International Relations at the University of St Andrews who focuses on the politics and hierarchies of victimhood, told Al Jazeera.

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