Gendered Immigration: Implications and Impact on Social Work Education

  • DeBrenna LaFa Agbényiga
  • Lihua Huang


Gendered immigration is a frame of reference for contextualizing the need for gender-specific immigrant services. Like other immigration societies, the United States disproportionately pays less attention to immigrant women. This article is a conceptual examination of the critical challenges faced by immigrant women from a global perspective. Special attention is given to the importance of social work education regarding service delivery structures for an increasing number of immigrant women in the United States.

Author Biographies

DeBrenna LaFa Agbényiga
School of Social Work Assistant Professor Social Science Dean's Office Assistant Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusive Academic Affairs
Lihua Huang
School of Social Work Doctoral Candidate