On International Women’s Day 2016, during Women’s History Month, please join us for a dialogue about the refugee crisis.
What does gender look like at the borders? What is the politics of refugee women’s integration? What impact do our current human rights laws have on women refugees and asylum seekers? How do we stereotype refugee women? More than half a million of Syria’s refugees are thought to be pregnant, and many women make the dangerous passage to Europe alone or with young children: what physical and psychological challenges do they face on their journey? What do they face when they arrive in cities such as Nottingham? What should a new refugee advocacy look like?
Debating these issues are gender and migration specialist Dr Leah Bassel (University of Leicester), media and migration expert Dr Olga Bailey (Nottingham Trent University), human rights and asylum specialist Dr Helen O’Nions (Nottingham Trent University), conflict and refugee expert Dr Vanessa Pupavac (University of Nottingham), and Victoria Mponda and Edith Luck-Weh from the Women’s Culture Exchange (Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum) which works with women refugees and asylum seekers.
Wine and dessert reception to follow.
Free, open to all, but please register online.
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Presented in association with The University of Nottingham (the Rights and Justice Research Priority Area, the Centre for the Study of Global Justice, the Centre for Research in Race and Rights) and Nottingham Trent University (The Centre for Conflict, Rights and Justice).
There are a number of events taking place across the University for International Women’s Day 2016 – find a list here.
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