World-Wide Welcome? A Nottingham Dialogue on Women Refugees
What does gender look like at the borders? What is the politics of refugee women's integration? On International Women’s Day 2016, during Women’s History Month, please join us for a dialogue about the refugee crisis.
- From: Tuesday 8 March 2016, 6.30 pm
- To: Tuesday 8 March 2016, 6.30 pm
- Location: Lecture Theatre 3, Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
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:
* 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
* Victoria Mponda and Edith Luck-Weh from the Women’s Culture Exchange (Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum), which works with women refugees and asylum seekers.
The Centre for Conflict, Rights and Justice (Nottingham Trent University)
The Rights and Justice Research Priority Area (University of Nottingham)
The Centre for Research in Race and Rights (University of Nottingham)
The Centre for the Study of Global and Social Justice (University of Nottingham)
The dialogue starts at 6.30 pm and will be followed by a wine and dessert reception.