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Gender Based Violence and Migration in Times of Covid-19. Perspectives from across the globe

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  • Wed 01 Jul 2020 15.00 - 16.15
  Add to Calendar 2020-07-01 15:00 2020-07-01 16:15 Europe/Paris Gender Based Violence and Migration in Times of Covid-19. Perspectives from across the globe

The current health crisis has exposed and deepened existing inequalities; and it is a crisis that is, in many ways, gendered. Many essential (migrant) workers are female. The crisis has also greatly exacerbated women’s vulnerability to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). Unemployment, economic downturn, and restricted mobility in the wake of the current health crisis is likely to result in more human trafficking and more risky migration journeys. Women are disproportionally trafficked, which often exposes them to sexual exploitation.

The Webinar will include the following presentations and speakers;

  • ‘Violence against Migrant Domestic Workers in the context of COVID-19 and Beyond’, by Jean D‘ Cunha, UN Women Senior Global Advisor on International Migration, based in Regional Office for Arab States
  • ‘Gender-Based Violence, Migration and Refugees’, by Jane Freedman, Professor, Université Paris 8, CRESPPA-GTM
  • ‘Accumulative violence: forced migration, SGBV and COVID-19’, by Jenny Phillimore, Professor, Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology, University of Birmingham
  • ‘Temporary migration and family violence in Australia: the impact of COVID-19’, by Marie Segrave, Monash University Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre
  • Gender Based Violence and Migration in socially vulnerable areas of La Matanza- Argentina in the context of COVID- 19’, by Paula Tortosa, MUCHIS (Mujeres Unidas Cambiando Historias)- La Matanza-Buenos Aires

Chair: Leila Hadj Abdou, Migration Policy Centre, RSC, EUI  

Please note, a link to the Webinar will be provided to registered users only

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The current health crisis has exposed and deepened existing inequalities; and it is a crisis that is, in many ways, gendered. Many essential (migrant) workers are female. The crisis has also greatly exacerbated women’s vulnerability to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). Unemployment, economic downturn, and restricted mobility in the wake of the current health crisis is likely to result in more human trafficking and more risky migration journeys. Women are disproportionally trafficked, which often exposes them to sexual exploitation.

The Webinar will include the following presentations and speakers;

  • ‘Violence against Migrant Domestic Workers in the context of COVID-19 and Beyond’, by Jean D‘ Cunha, UN Women Senior Global Advisor on International Migration, based in Regional Office for Arab States
  • ‘Gender-Based Violence, Migration and Refugees’, by Jane Freedman, Professor, Université Paris 8, CRESPPA-GTM
  • ‘Accumulative violence: forced migration, SGBV and COVID-19’, by Jenny Phillimore, Professor, Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology, University of Birmingham
  • ‘Temporary migration and family violence in Australia: the impact of COVID-19’, by Marie Segrave, Monash University Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre
  • Gender Based Violence and Migration in socially vulnerable areas of La Matanza- Argentina in the context of COVID- 19’, by Paula Tortosa, MUCHIS (Mujeres Unidas Cambiando Historias)- La Matanza-Buenos Aires

Chair: Leila Hadj Abdou, Migration Policy Centre, RSC, EUI  

Please note, a link to the Webinar will be provided to registered users only

Register here


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Outside EUI premises -

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Type:
Webinar

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Organiser:
Migration Policy Centre

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