There has been an ongoing debate on whether asylum seekers are fully protected against non-refoulement if there is no guarantee that justice can be exercised and will be fully respected and upheld. Sylvie Sarolea, a Professor at Université catholique de Louvain will talk about this during an event organized by by the University of Ottawa Refugee Hub.
The Mennonite Central Committee Peace Conference is a chance for people to see, hear, and experience first-hand how they are changing lives through peacebuilding.
Participants will be able to:
Learn about the dynamics of social inclusion and exclusion in the relationships that develop in private refugee sponsorship
How do refugees interpret, create and pursue solutions to their plight?
This is an aspect that the book Refugees’ Roles In Resolving Displacement And Building Peace explores.
The book speaks both to academic debates and to the and human rights scholars who are concerned with the nature and dynamics of agency in contentious political contexts.
The Refugee Hub & LERRN are organizing the book launch along with a panel of discussion.
The Somali diaspora from around the world will be showcased during an exhibition.
The exhibition intends to explore the use of oral history and digital archives in order to keep cultural heritage and collective memory in post-conflict societies.
This conference is part of the Memories of Mogadishu initiative, a multimedia project that studies the use of memory in the reconstruction of a once cosmopolitan city by those who have been displaced.
Due to wars, violence or persecution, people are fleeing their countries around the world.
On top of that, they have to face xenophobic ideologies in some stances.
To address this issue, York University, School Of Social Work, is organizing its 12 annual social work research symposium.
This year’s theme is Securing Our Political Futures: Critical Social Work And Social Science Conversations On Xenophobic Nationalisms.
The following topics will be covered:
Building Migration Resilience In Cities Partnership (BMRC/IRMU) in collaboration with International Migration Research Centre (BMRC/IRMU) and the Balsillie School Of International Affairs (BSIA) are organizing a workshop on Fostering Gender Responsiveness In Migration Resilience, Research, and Action.
The workshop will focus on: gender-responsiveness and intersectionality, and fostering resilience among newcomers in the region.
Emphasis will be laid on temporary migrants (low and high skill), international students, and refugee claimants.
The Matthew House is organizing the screening of the documentary Lifeboat.
Lifeboat is a 2018 documentary short film focused on North African migrants who are trying to make it across the Mediterranean Sea safely.
Volunteers from a German non-profit venture out to pluck refugees from sinking rafts.
Lifeboat aims to humanize refugees and show how civil society can help them.
Date: Thursday, 4th April, 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m to 9:30 p.m
To help you understand refugees' experience better, Toronto Initiative For Iranian Studies in collaboration with Initiative For Iranian Studies, and Iran Namag is organizing a forum.
Participants will have the opportunity to have a conversation with afghan professionals and activists.
Date: Friday, 15th of May, 2019
Time: 4:00 P.M TO 6:00 P.M
Location: Toronto Initiative For Iranian Studies
Women in refugee camps are extremely vulnerable to violence as they are left out of basic decision making.
To highlight this issue, the Oxfam Canada is organizing “What She Knows Matters: Conversation On Women Refugees”.
The aim is to engage participants in an informal dialogue on the circumstances facing women refugees.
Live music and food are also on the agenda.
Date: Friday, 15th of March, 2019