A roundtable with presentations from CRS faculty, followed by discussion with the 2018 Halifax Peace With Women Fellows (a program of the Halifax International Security Forum)
The uneven regulation of migration, gendered political and legal dynamics, and concerns for national and human security intersect to produce paradoxical outcomes. Policies and practices for refugee governance and settlement often work to criminalize migration, despite legal obligations to protect asylum seekers coming to Canada. Growing perceptions of migration as a threat to national security undermine international commitments to protect displaced persons and safeguard humane mobility, and obscure human insecurity and destruction of livelihoods as drivers of survival migration. Moreover, rights and protections for migrating women are commonly contingent on their place in a male-headed family. Through distinct examples, this roundtable will examine the interplay between gender, migration and security.
About the Halifax Peace with Women Fellowship
This is a three week executive tour for women ranked Colonel or above from NATO and NATO partner countries. During the month-long fellowship, seven participants will travel to Washington DC, Silicon Valley, Toronto, and Ottawa before attending the Forum in Halifax. They will be meeting with thought leaders in a number of fields from humanitarian to traditional security and academia to help further develop their networks and leadership capacity.
As part of the Fellowship in Washington DC, they will be meeting with groups such as HIAS, Human Rights First, and UNHCR as well as visiting a refugee settlement site. Their intention is to give the Fellows an opportunity to learn from those working on the ground related to matters of migration from the U.S. perspective.
This event is free, but space is limited, so please RSVP: https://crs1.apps01.yorku.ca/machform/view.php?id=17375