An article published on Telangana Today by Mazher Hussain highlights how refugees become vulnerable to criminality and are often portrayed as villains rather than victims. Hussain states "refugees could become assets to the economy of the world and the host country if they could be integrated, provided employment and opportunities to rebuild their lives."
A report by Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services highlights how racialized immigrant women in Toronto are impacted by and respond to employment precarity.
The report focuses on the experiences and voices of immigrant women facing labour market barriers.
Sharon Bala's award-winning novel, The Boat People, is about a group of 500 Sri Lankan refugees that arrive in Canada but are faced with deportation and accusations of terrorism. Bala's novel was inspired by the arrival of the MV Sun Sea.
"On August 13, 2010, the Canadian navy intercepted a rusty cargo ship called the MV Sun Sea off the coast of British Columbia. There were nearly 500 Tamil asylum-seekers onboard. They had fled Sri Lanka after the end of a long and gruesome civil war between the government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam."
Registration for the International Refugee Rights Conference 2018 is now open. The Conference will be held in June 2018 at York University. Representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academics, UNHCR representatives, government officials, refugees and migrants are invited.
The aim of the conference is to increase the effectiveness of NGOs in advocating for the rights of refugees and migrants.
The 2nd annual Queer Directions Symposium is being held to discuss current important issues in queer and sexuality studies. The focus of this year’s symposium is on issues of Queer Transnationalisms/Queer Diasporas. The panel will feature presentations from Dr.Gayatri Gopinath, Dr. Xavier Livermon, Dr. Jafari Allen and Dr. Helen Hok-Sze Leung. The forum presents an important opportunity to gain insight of the academic landscape at the intersection of queer and sexuality studies and migration studies.
The public panel will take place on March 2, 2018 at the Jackman Law Building Bennet Lecture Hall (RM P120) from 4-6 pm.
According to an article by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, pollution in India's cities has led to residents migrating back to rural lands. A study by the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health states that 2.5 million residents in India have died early as a result of pollution in 2015, exceeding any other nation.
Thus residents are migrating from urban cities to rural areas, such as on the coast or mountains.
The Public Health Woke Coalition is hosting a conference in Chicago on February 3, 2018, with the aim of offering the resources and networking options to advance the "safety, protection, and sanctuary healthcare for marginalized groups of people within the healthcare setting."
The focus of the conference will be on the health and legal challenges encountered when caring for immigrants and marginalized people.
With new restrictions on immigration and a rise in immigration enforcement by the Trump administration, immigrant families in the U.S. have experienced a shift in the political and social climate within the past year.
A new report by the Kaiser Family Foundation examines how these changes have impacted families in California and across the nation. The report, which draws on focus groups with immigrant families and interviews with paediatricians, found that immigrants from a range of backgrounds report "rising fear and anxiety that is affecting their daily lives and well-being as well as the health of their children, which are predominantly U.S.-born citizens."
On the small Greek Island of Lesvos, a new version of the English language can be overheard in the detention centre at Moria. It is here where English is going through an "accelerated development", with its own distinct grammar and idiom emerging.
"One striking change is the systematic simplification of vocabulary.Words are added as well as stripped away. Words tend to be used in their simplest possible form: I am sleep to Moria."
The Lesvos English showcases the extraordinary ways that people adjust and communicate as they try to survive a humanitarian emergency.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a new report called Women on the move: migration, care work and health. The report focuses on care workers, which consist mostly of migrant women, who are working in informal home settings. While these women make great contributions to public health in several nations, they face barriers to accessing care, health risks, and have limited labour and social protections.
The report examines the lives of these migrant women care workers as well as the condition for their households left behind.
Applied research Advocacy