||This thesis is about the life of the Surinamese women in the Netherlands. The Surinamese are one of the largest populations in the Netherlands. There has been a continuous emigration from Suriname to the Netherlands for almost 40 years and it has always been an interesting question if the Surinamese people really could fully integrate in the Dutch society. Likeall women, Surinamese women have been trying to improve their position into society. Among other reasons, they came to the Netherlands for this particular reason. Whether it regards the structural integration or the socio-cultural integration,the Surinamese women have always been facing challenges while integrating. Because of these aspects and the still increasing arrival from the Surinamese women in the Netherlands, it is getting more important to
investigate this particular demographic group and the possible integration challenges they may be facing. So, this study explores the question:
“What difficulties and possibilities are experienced by the Surinamese women living in the Netherlands?"