【哲學星期五@紐約】The Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan: A Gender Perspective 2016/08/26
【Date & Time】7:30-9:30pm, 26th August 2016
【Location】WeWork Times Sq. (1460 Broadway, New York, NY)
【Speaker】Leslie Archambault | Policy and Research Officer, Plan International
【Moderator】Hsin-Hui Hsu | M.S. Candidate in Global Affairs, NYU
The Syrian civil war has displaced half of the population and driven millions to flee the country, with at least 4.2 million registered as official refugees within the UN system. The large influx of Syrian refugees has disproportionately concentrated on a few border-sharing countries and placed excessive burdens on the infrastructure and social services in hosting countries.
In Jordan, Syrian refugees comprise nearly 20 percent of the entire population, challenging the social cohesion and resilience of the society. While food and social services are strained, women are further marginalized by conservative cultural and gender norms, which restrict their access to healthcare and other services. Meanwhile, women refugees also face an increased incidence of gender-based violence, including honor killing, sexual violence and exploitation, early, child and forced marriage, as the economic situations worsen.
Café Philo @NY gladly invites Leslie Archambeault, a specialist in gender and human rights, to share her research on the gendered impact of the refugee crisis in Jordan. Let’s explore the less-noticed side of the story and see women’s struggle under the shadow of conflict and structural violence.
【About the speaker】
Leslie Archambeault, J.D., M.S., is a human rights attorney and gender equality specialist with academic and professional experience in research, policy, and advocacy in the areas of human rights and international humanitarian law; conflict prevention, peacebuilding and transitional justice; women's rights; and children's rights. She is a graduate of Pace University, Brooklyn Law School, and most recently NYU’s Center for Global Affairs. Leslie has consulted for the UNDP's Regional Hub for Arab States on conflict prevention and peacebuilding, and human rights in the Arab States context, as well as for UN Women's Trust Fund for Ending Violence against Women. She has researched and reported on topics related to the Women, Peace and Security Agenda for both UN Women's Peace and Security Team and Human Rights Watch's Women's Rights Division, including forced marriage and sexual slavery in conflict contexts, the gendered effects of international counter-terrorism policies, and countering violent extremism.
【主辦單位 Organizer】Café Philo@NY志工團
【活動策劃 Program】Hsin-Hui Hsu
【海報設計 Design】Desiree Niu
【網路宣傳 Outreach】Edward Yen-Ting Liu
【攝影錄影 Photography】Darren Yang
【行政協力 Administration】Tim Lin, Elaine Shih