2016 Fay Gale Lecture

The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, in conjunction with Monash University, is pleased to present the Academy’s 2016 Fay Gale Lecture:

Invisible and Dying: Women Crossing Borders in South East Asia”

Presented by Professor Sharon Pickering, Monash University

sharon-pickering-about-221x300Compared to any other region in the world, South East Asia has the largest volume of irregular border crossings, what many refer to as ‘illegal’ migration. Border crossings have become far more hazardous and lethal than in the past, and the female share of those crossing borders has grown dramatically. Yet the circumstances driving women’s crossing, the risks and harms they face, and their deaths are largely invisible. This lecture will make the case that women’s deaths are often foreseeable and preventable, and profoundly shaped by gender. It will chart the irregular migration journeys of women in our region, showing where, how and why it is changing. It will identify the ways that social science research can promote greater recognition and accountability for these border deaths, and more humanitarian approaches to managing borders in the region.

Event details:

Venue: Red Rotunda Room, State Library Victoria, 328 Swanston St
Melbourne VIC

Tuesday August 9, 2016

Light refreshments and canapés will be served at the conclusion of the event.

Please note, this event has a capacity of 60 people.  If you register after this limit has been reached, you will be placed on a waiting list and advised closer to the event if a space becomes available for you to attend.

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This event is booked out. If you wish to be placed in a waiting list, or for more information, please contact Rebecca Powell Rebecca.powell@monash.edu