Advocacy as a Means to an End: Assisting Refugee Women to Take Control of Their Reproductive Health Needs (2006)
Authors: Alloty, P., Guerin, P., Hussein ,F.
Publisher: The Haworth Press
This paper provides a critical examination of how two independent groups of social scientists, committed to the philosophy of advocacy,researched the experiences of resettling refugee women from Horn of African and Middle Eastern countries in Australia and New Zealand.

Doing it for ourselves and our children: refugee women on their own in New Zealand (2011).
Author: DeSouza, R.
Publisher: Refugee Services Aotearoa New Zealand & Centre for Asian and Migrant Health (AUT).
The Women at Risk Category constitutes up to 75 places (10%) of New Zealand's annual refugee quota of 750 applicants. This project examines the resettlement experiences of women who entered New Zealand through the Women at Risk category or who became sole heads of household as a consequence of their resettlement experiences. Focus groups were held in 2009 and 2010 with these women, and data from the focus groups was supplemented by focus groups with service providers, and by other stakeholders.

Mindful identity negotiations: The acculturation of young Assyrian women in New Zealand (2009)
Author: Collie,P., Kindon,S., Liu, J., Podsiadlowski, A.
Publisher: International Journal of Intercultural Relations
This study explored how young Assyrian women in New Zealand manage and negotiate identity dilemmas in everyday situations. It highlights the contested and negotiated nature of the acculturation process, which is rarely illustrated in quantitative studies focusing on acculturation orientations.

Persevere in adversity: Perceived religious discrimination and Islamic identity as predictors of psychological wellbeing in Muslim women in New Zealand (2009)
Author: Jasperse, M.
Masters Thesis: Victoria University of Wellington
This study investigates 1) the nature of religious discrimination experienced by Muslim women in New Zealand and 2) the influence of perceived religious discrimination and differing facets of Islamic identity (psychological, behavioural and visible) on the psychological wellbeing (life satisfaction and psychological symptoms) of 153 Muslim women.

Physical activity programs for refugee Somali women: Working out in a new country (2003)
Authors: Guerin, P., Diiriye, R.O., Corrigan, C., & Guerin, B.
Publisher: The Haworth Press
This paper explores barriers to fitness and exercise Somali women face in Aotearoa New Zealand. It looks at the physical and cultural effects of physical activity, and presents solutions to facilitate Somali women’s access to fitness and exercise opportunities.

Somali woman's experiences in paid employment in New Zealand (2007)
Authors: Jelle, H.A., Guerin, P. & Dyer, S.
Publisher: New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations
Somali women migrants experience one of the highest rates of unemployment in Aotearoa New Zealand, yet some are employed. This research explores what small group of Somali women did to find and maintain paid employment. It also highlights some of the barriers that Somali women face when attempting to gain employment.

Weddings and parties: Cultural healing in one community of Somali women (2006)
Authors: Guerin, P., Hussein, F. & Guerin, B.
Publisher: Australian Network for Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention for Mental Health (Auseinet)
This paper aims to show how community-initiated activities can be therapeutic as social approaches to mental health promotion and early intervention. It also discusses how ‘westerners’ and mental health and other professionals can contribute to facilitating this process.