Archive: Forced Migration.
Stories of Armed Conflict & Violence, Pandemic and Human Trafficking
I. ARMED CONFLICT & VIOLENCE
The issue of identity fragmentation encountered by the people who migrate during partition; and their attempt to reconstruct a new identity after resettlement.
The traumatic psychological effects that befall migrants who are forced to leave their homeland during war or conflict situations.
The effects of forced migration on the lives of women and children.
The effects of war, partition and forced migration on the host country and the resultant response of the host communities.
How successfully literature and cinema have illustrated partition and exodus, migration and their effects on people and culture.
The effects of war and forced migration on disabled refugees and the barriers faced by them while resettling in a new land.
II. THE PANDEMIC
How the pandemic has uprooted and dislocated millions of people - be it the migrant labourers, or white collar professionals.
How children from low-income families are being compelled to make a reverse journey from the path to progress and how dangerous it is for a society, an economy, a country and a civilization.
The psychological repercussions of the sudden displacement caused by the loss of lives, livelihoods, or standards of living.
Men's migration to embrace the domestic, and to what extent and for how long has it happened.
How loss of employment is contributing to a surge in prostitution and other such alternate employments.
Physical and psychological migration of the medical fraternity, retail delivery professionals, and others to work around the clock during the pandemic, and how they were subjected to 'social distancing'.
III. HUMAN TRAFFICKING
The disparity between governmental laws and policies for the safeguarding of victims of trafficking and their implementation on ground.
The issue of sex trafficking, its surrounding abolitionist discourse and the double exploitation of women and children.
The psychological consequences of significant human rights violations and mental disorders such as anxiety, depression, panic disorder, suicidal tendencies, substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The aspects of child trafficking, its causes, prevention, and laws especially keeping India’s north-east in focus.
The idea behind trafficking for coerced labour, also known as ‘modern day slavery’ from an economic perspective.
LGBTQ+ vulnerabilities to human trafficking from a socio-cultural perspective and understanding how trafficking legislations disproportionately prosecute the queer community.
SPEAKER: Rachana Mudraboyina
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