This weekend (Oct 9-11) – International Conference on Old and New Indenture: Labour Practices and Human Rights
This trans-disciplinary conference will bring together national and international scholars and social justice activists to provide a concerted emphasis on labour exploitation and migration as a present-day humanitarian crisis. The conference also seeks to understand past labour exploitations through blackbirding, slavery and indenture as a social justice issue that continues to have consequences for the present.
The conference provides a platform to examine social justice challenges in the form of the social and material structures of labour systems and how these structures create complex, inter-related and overlapping relationships that are detrimental to the wellbeing of the labourers. Exploitations of human rights may take the form of deceitful recruitment practices, poor working and living conditions, forced labour, debt bondage, and child labour.
Through such discussions, the conference provides avenues for analysing the interplay of power, micro and macro-level politics and governance in determining and improving individuals’ resource access and health outcomes.
Themes: ●Legacy of labour and migrations ● Construction of identities ● Health, migration and labour exploitation ●Law, business, environment, politics and economics perspectives ● Foreign Labour in the GCC ● Pacific Seasonal Labour Scheme
Conference Convener: Dr. Farzana Gounder, IPU, New Zealand
Conference Secretary: Vinod Narayan Sami, Global Girmit Institute. Conference Organising Secretary: Manpreet Kaur, University of Fiji
Conference Advisory Committee (Some members):
Dr. Ganesh Chand, Lautoka/Honiara (Co-Chairperson)
Professor Shaista Shameem, University of Fiji, Lautoka (Co-Chairperson)
Dr. Amba Pande, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Dr. David Gegeo, Solomon Islands National University, Honiara.
Dr. Jacqueline Leckie, Conjointly, Victoria University of Wellington and University of
Primary Sponsor Institutions:
Global Girmit Institute, Saweni Shopping Centre, Queens Road, Lautoka, Pacific Polytech
Fiji Institute of Applied Studies, Lautoka.
Conference Contact Details:
Chief Convener: email@example.com mobile: +64 22 140 8879
Conference Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organising Secretary: manpreetK@unifiji.ac.fj
Office: Global Girmit Institute, Saweni Shopping Centre, Queens Road, Lautoka
Website: http://fias.org.fj; http://globalgirmitinstitute.org
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