28 / 2008
Sanja Cukut Krilić

Experiences of female migrants in Slovenia before and after its independence

The author compares, using qualitative interviews with female migrants from Bosnia and Herzegovina of Bosniak ethnic background, the experiences of migrants coming to Slovenia before its independence and those coming after the break-up of the common Yugoslav state. She assumes that the creation of a sovereign Slovenian nation-state and the process of Slovenia’s accession towards the European Union, have contributed to an increasing insecurity and vulnerability of female migrants from third-countries. The interviews speak in favour of the assumption that existing migration regimes in Slovenia point to an increasingly restrictive migration policy.
KEX WORDS: female migrants, Slovenia, integration, life-stories, Bosniak women