Hybrid Event – Stigma and Hate in the Time of COVID: Migrant Rights in the Asia-Pacific

Thursday 18 November 2021, 12:30-15:00 GMT, Nottingham, UK & online


The University of Nottingham’s Taiwan Studies Programme presents a talk by Dr. Bonny Ling, Research Fellow with the Institute for Human Rights and Business and Advisory Board Member of Human Rights at Sea.

Hybrid mode: Streamed online and speaker on campus in person in Room E07 Monica Partridge Building, University Park:

  • 12:30-3:30 lunch provided in Room E07 Monica Partridge Building, University Park
  • 13:30-15:00 talk starts online and in Room E07 Monica Partridge Building, University Park

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimates, in its Asia–Pacific Migration Data Report for 2020, that 83 million people from the region were living outside their countries of birth, representing close to 30 percent of the world’s international migrant population. In the last two years of COVID, working and living through the pandemic for the migrants in the region have meant an amplification of their structural marginalisation, owing to issues of their persistent stigma and discrimination. Yet, migrant labour in the Asia-Pacific is important not only for the vast global supply chain but also for many crucial, but difficult and low-paying, domestic sectors. This talk explores the experiences of migrant workers during COVID in the Asia-Pacific. Emphasis will be placed on the rights of migrant workers from both international and regional human rights perspectives, as well as how the issue of migration and rights is perceived in the wider discourse about their belonging and inclusion, or, conversely, hate and exclusion.


Find out more information and book your free place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stigma-and-hate-in-the-time-of-covid-migrant-rights-in-the-asia-pacific-tickets-175517757337

This event will be taking place both online and at Room E07 Monica Partridge Building, University Park, Monica Partridge Building, Nottingham, United Kingdom

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