MMIC Seminar Series: A/Prof Marie Segrave - 'Temporary migration & family violence: the violence of borders'

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Event Details

12 November 2019 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
N302, Menzies Building, 20 Chancellors Walk, Clayton Campus
Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre; Border Crossings Observatory


Temporary migration and family violence: the violence of borders

Associate Professor Marie Segrave (Monash University)

In this seminar, Associate Professor Marie Segrave will draw on contemporary border criminologies scholarship to share findings from a large study of women on temporary visas who experienced family violence in Australia. Marie will explore the way in which migration law and regulation provides leverage to perpetrators of intimate partner and family violence, and in so doing argue that this system is an integral part of perpetuating, enabling and enacting gendered violence. This is achieved through perpetrators' use of migration status to control and coerce women they are abusing, but also in the systematic denial of state responsibility for protecting or supporting women who are temporary migrants who experience family violence. In the wake of the release of the Fourth Action Plan (and final plan) of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022, which includes a commitment to culturally and linguistically diverse women, this presentation will present the case for a more robust analysis of borders and bordering practices in the context of gendered violence.

Read Marie Segrave's research report, 'Temporary migration and family violence: An analysis of victimisation, vulnerability and support' (2017) for further detail. Marie provided expert commentary to a recent SBS News report, and authored an article for The Conversation on this issue.

View the flyer for this event here.

About the speaker:

Marie Segrave is a researcher with the Border Crossing Observatory, the Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre and the Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre. She researches across a range of areas but her work is primarily concerned with migration, regulation, exploitation, and criminalisation. Marie’s current research is focused on temporary migration and labour exploitation in Australia, temporary migration and family violence and human trafficking and modern slavery.

This seminar is presented by the Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre.

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