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Child marriage in forced migration: social processes in-flux

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Forced migration does more than move people geographically; it changes how people function socially, and adapts the processes that hold people together. Through this conference, migration theorists, anthropologists, human geographers, development specialists and others will examine the impact of forced migration on child marriage through changes in gender dynamics and identities, place/home-making, people’s aspirations for the future and access to justice as well as conceptions of risk, vulnerability, protection, agency and resilience. The conference will also build on, and consolidate, this knowledge by considering how these social processes in-flux affect the approaches used in response by a range of actors.

Dr Aisha Jane Hutchinson, University of Bedfordshire
Kristen Hope, Terre des Hommes 
Professor Ravi KS Kohli, University of Bedfordshire

Speakers include:
Yann ColliouTerre des Hommes 
Dr Katarzyna Grabska,The Hague Erasmus University
Dr Aisha Hutchinson, University of Bedfordshire
Dr Patricia Hynes, University of Bedfordshire
Michelle Lokot, SOAS University of London
Emilie Lund Mortensen, Aarhus University, Denmark
Dr Aitemad Muhanna-Matar, London School of Economics and Political Science 
Dr An Van Raemdonck, Vrije Universiteit
Dr Marina de Regt, Vrije Universiteit
Dr Sarah Tobin, Chr. Michelsen Institute
Ann Christin Wagner, University of Edinburgh
Dina Zbeidy, University of Amsterdam

A draft programme is available here.

A registration fee is payable at the time of booking. For further information and details of how to book please click 'Book Event'.

Standard Admission: £75 both days, £40 one day. Includes lunch and refreshments 
Concessions: £35 both days, £20 one day. Includes lunch and refreshments 
The concession rate applies to: unwaged / retired / early career academics (within three years of completing PhD) / students / disabled. 

Free entrance is offered to companions or carers of disabled visitors.

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