"As a person’s support system is a crucial factor in psychosocial adjustment, the family and community should also become the foci of investigation" (Ahearn, 2000, p. 237). Therefore, in order to contribute to answering the research question: How does social positioning, within the social network in particular, affect the psychosocial health of women who are forced migrants and their self-perception/perception of their lives, both in terms of positive and negative aspects? Within the project’s qualitative scope, fieldwork was conducted in Drinjevac, Sarajevo, during which the author spent three weeks with five displaced women from three different villages in Eastern Bosnia. Three women were purposefully selected as key informants, while the other two unexpectedly became the focus of the researcher’s attention as they provided useful information. The main findings are presented along two lines -‐ challenges, and
coping strategies. The main themes identified after initial coding were subsequently reduced to four overarching categories.