Conférence de JH Naomi CHI

Where Gender Meets Migration: Intersectionality of Gender, Ethnicity, and Class in East Asia
Mardi 28 novembre 2017
à 14h en Amphi 8
Montage présentant silhouettes de personnes en situation de migration sur planisphère

Rapid industralization, economic growth and urbanization have resulted in an influx of international migrants to East Asia since the 1980s. Since then, there has been a significant increase in the migration of women, which is an illustration of the global trend of feminization of migration. Consequently, the increase of migration (both legal and undocumented) in this region has brought about new avenue for exploitation. This lecture will explore the gender dimension within the dynamics of international marriages and labour migrants in domestic and care work in East Asia including the factors such as the “agency” vs. “immobility” of these women, the difficulties in mainstreaming, the victimization of these women and consider how cultural and institutional factors determine national policies towards marriage, care and migration. In terms of methodology, the lecturer relies on primary and secondary sources such as government documents, reports by international and domestic organizations as well as insights obtained from extensive field work including interviews with policy makers, public lawyers, human rights activists and migrants themselves.

Contact: KIM Hui-yeon

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Région(s) du monde

Asie et Pacifique


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