Seminar “Gender, Borders and Human Rights” – 28 May 2018

On 28 May 2018, the Human Rights Centre of Ghent University is organizing a seminar entitled “Gender, Borders and Human Rights” at the Faculty Board Room of Ghent Law Faculty (Voldersstraat 3, 9000 Gent).  

The seminar will bring together experts to discuss different notions of borders – not only the most obvious ones sustained by immigration controls – and how these borders limit the human rights of migrants and asylum seekers of diverse genders and sexual orientations. What kinds of borders come to shape the human rights of migrants and asylum seekers of different sexual orientations and genders? How do these groups of migrants and asylum seekers navigate – and in turn shape – these borders when they make human rights claims? Is the notion of borders a useful lens to identify and challenge the gendered societal and institutional structures that disadvantage migrants and asylum seekers in enjoying human rights?

 The program is attached. If you wish to attend the event please register by sending an email to Lourdes Peroni at before 11 May. There is no registration fee. ​

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