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Understanding how immigration policies shape gender-based violence among immigrants who have a temporary or precarious status

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Presented By: Dr. Rupaleem Bhuyan, Associate Professor, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto
Date & Time: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 1:00-2:15 PM EST

In this webinar, Dr. Rupaleem Bhuyan will employ an intersectionality lens to consider how immigration policies impact immigrants who are experiencing gender-based violence. She will begin with an overview of immigration patterns, with specific attention to the growth in temporary migration programs for international students and migrant workers. She will then consider specific case studies to explore different forms of violence and response to violence for migrant caregivers, sponsored spouses, and refugee claimants.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand different types of immigration temporary or precarious immigration status.
  • To understand how immigration status impacts immigrants’ rights and challenges related to gender-based violence
  • To identify different forms of structural violence and interpersonal violence associated with precarious immigration status.

Bio: Rupaleem Bhuyan joined the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work in 2008 as an Assistant Professor. She is currently an Associate Professor and an affiliate of the Women and Gender Studies Institute and a Fellow with the Centre for Critical Qualitative Research at the University of Toronto.

Her interdisciplinary background in International Studies, Cultural Anthropology and Social Welfare allows her to integrate interpretive policy analysis and community-based participatory action research to address the sociocultural and political context of migration, social rights, and gender-based violence. Dr. Bhuyan explores how temporary and precarious immigration impacts immigrants’ access to social and health care services, including immigrants’ response to gender-based violence.