2017 – Public Speaking

Panel Presentation: ‘Roundtable on gender equality: better protection for all refugees’

High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges, UNHCR, Palais des Nations, Geneva
My presentation focused on the need to adopt gender and diversity sensitive language and approaches to protection. Download the full speech here.

Respondent on the panel: ‘Debt and Modern Refugee’

UNSW Grand Challenge for Refugees, Sydney
I was a respondent to the paper by Prof. Jeremy Gilbert unpacking the relationships between the concepts of debt, asylum, and gratefulness.

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CEDAW Shadow Report: LGBTI Asylum-Seeking & Refugee Women

This report is a submission by the Queer Sisterhood Project to the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (“the CEDAW Committee” or the “Committee”) on the occasion of its consideration of the State of Australia’s implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) at the 70th session taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, 2-20th July 2018.

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons in forced displacement

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons in forced displacement experience compounding protection challenges and distinct vulnerabilities. Threats against LGBTI persons occur in all refugee situations, including cultural shame and stigma, life-threatening discrimination, physical violence, sexual and gender-based violence, sexual exploitation, prejudice from officials, humanitarian staff and/or refugee populations.

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