Intimate Partner Violence and Asylum in the Americas: Report Launch and Discussion

January 30, 2020
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Goldfarb Hall, #132, Danforth Campus

How do survivors of intimate partner violence fare when applying for refugee protection in different countries of the Americas? Join us for a presentation of recent research findings and a panel discussion with WashU faculty experts and researchers Tonya Edmond, PhD, Tabea Linhard, PhD, Katie Meyer, JD, Kim Thuy Seelinger, JD, Lindsay Stark, DrPH, and Julia Uyttewaal, MA.

Together with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and UC Berkeley’s Human Rights Center, WashU’s new Center for Human Rights, Gender and Migration released a groundbreaking research report that examines the challenges affecting survivors of intimate partner violence in the Americas who need to access refugee protection. The new report, entitled Intimate Partner Violence and Asylum in the Americas: Canada, Chile, Mexico, Peru and authored by Kim Thuy Seelinger and Julia Uyttewaal, can be found on RefWorld.

Space is limited; registration is required. Lunch will be provided.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Tonya Edmond, PhD
Associate Dean for Social Work
Professor, Brown School
Co-Director, Center for Violence and Injury Prevention
Provost Faculty Fellow

 

Tabea Linhard, PhD
Professor, Romance Languages and Literature
Professor, Comparative Literature

 

 

Katie Meyer, JD
Assistant Professor of Practice, School of Law
Director, Immigration Clinic

 

 

Kim Thuy Seelinger, JD
Research Associate Professor, Brown School
Visiting Professor of Law, School of Law
Director, Center for Human Rights, Gender and Migration at the Institute for Public Health

 

Lindsay Stark, DrPH
Associate Professor, Brown School
Co-Director, Center for Violence and Injury Prevention
Co-Director, International Center for Child Health and Development

 

Julia Uyttewaal, MA
Researcher and Center Manager, Center for Human Rights, Gender and Migration at the Institute for Public Health

 

 

Event Sponsors: Center for Human Rights, Gender and Migration at the Institute for Public Health

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