Swansea University hosts inaugural conference examining the challenges of displaced children

Children Displaced Across Borders: Bridging Policy, Practice, and Disciplinary Approaches to Further Human Rights is a free event being at Swansea University.

The University is proud to be hosting a binational conference which looks at applying a children’s rights lens to practice and policy challenges facing internationally displaced children.

The inaugural conference on 18th-19th November 2016, hosted simultaneously in Swansea and Houston, is designed to bring together researchers from many disciplines, policy makers, practitioners and community activists. The conference is being organised by the Wales Observatory on Human Rights of Children and Young People (at both Swansea and Bangor Universities) and the Centre for Migration Policy Research (Department of Geography, Swansea University). 

It aims to consider understandings and representations of displaced children and the many ‘borders’ they encounter, as well as their rights and policy and practice responses.

Joint real-time sessions between Houston and Swansea will facilitate comparative analyses of conditions and responses within the European Union and Northern Triangle-Mexico-United State.

The event is free of charge, but registration is strongly encouraged.

DATE AND TIME
Friday 18th November 2016 from 9:30am
Sat, 19th November 2016 from 10am.
Programme information for each day is listed here
 
LOCATION
Glyndwr Building, Swansea University Singleton Park Campus
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FURTHER INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION
Click here for more information on the Conference and here to register your free place.