South Asian Immigrant Women's Experiences of Empowerment in the United States

Mehak Kapoor, Tennessee State University


Increasingly, women have been traveling outside of their countries of origin to escape gender bias, discrimination, poverty, and patriarchy. However, there was a lacuna of research on the experiences of these immigrant women when they moved to other countries such as the United States. This study addressed the need to integrate a gender perspective into research on the experiences of immigrant women seeking empowerment. Women empowerment has been a trending topic in recent times and this study aimed to understand the experiences of South Asian immigrant women and explored their expectation of gender equality in United States. Their experiences on parameters of woman empowerment such as economic, socio-cultural, familial/interpersonal, legal, political, and psychological factors were discussed. The study concluded by sharing recommendations based primarily on the experiences of the women in this study.

Subject Area

Counseling Psychology|Asian American Studies|Womens studies

Recommended Citation

Mehak Kapoor, "South Asian Immigrant Women's Experiences of Empowerment in the United States" (2022). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI29258971.