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18 Aug: Fay Gale Lecture

The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, in conjunction with the Fay Gale Centre for Research on Gender at the University of Adelaide, is pleased to present the Academy’s 2016 Fay Gale Lecture:

INVISIBLE AND DYING: WOMEN CROSSING BORDERS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA

by Professor Sharon Pickering, Monash University

Date:    Thursday, 18 August 2016
Time:    5.30pm – 6.30pm (followed by light refreshments)
Venue: The Braggs Lecture Theatre, North Terrace Campus, University of Adelaide

FREE Admission, but bookings essential!
RSVP: Friday, 12 August 2016
Registration: Online – www.assa.edu.au

E- secretariat@assa.edu.au
T- 02 6249 1788

Fay Gale Lecture Flyer

Compared 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.

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