Forcibly displaced queer women, gendered violence, and the 16 Days of Activism against GBV ♀️

Sunday, 29 November 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Content warning: This episode contains descriptions and discussions of violence against women and girls, physical and emotional abuse, sexual violence, economic abuse, isolation, and queerphobia that may be distressing for some listeners. If this type of content is a trigger for you, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14, or, Switchboard Victoria on 1800 184 527 or, or contact your state-based service. 


Michele and Niveen speak with Forcibly Displaced People Network's Co-founder and Chair and queer feminist academic Tina Dixson, and Board Director and policy and government relations professional Lavanya Kala, about queer women from migrant, refugee, and asylum seeker backgrounds experiencing gendered violence, their extensive advocacy work with forcibly displaced people, migration, human rights, and gender equity issues, and how to support women and girls experiencing all forms of violence in the context of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.



Forcibly Displaced People Network, the first organisation in Australia to dedicate its work to the issues of LGBTIQ+ forced displacement and be driven by peoples’ lived experience.

Queer Sisterhood Project,  a refugee-led and peer-run support and advocacy group aimed to provide a space of community and belonging to queer refugee women.

‘Broken Promise of Safety’, an online article written by Tina Dixson discussing migration status and sexual violence against women.

Canberra Statement, a document that outlines the access to safety and justice for LGBTIQ+ asylum seekers and refugees.

Donate or become a monthly supporter of Forcibly Displaced People Network’s fundraising campaign to assist forcibly displaced people during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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