Women in the Hostile Environment: International Women’s Day Conference 2020


Lucy Mair will be speaking at the International Women’s Day Conference 2020 organised by the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA) on 6 March 2020.

International Women’s Day (08 March) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. This conference aims to cover a broad range of issues and developments facing women in the hostile environment, as well as sharing campaign initiatives, strategic litigation cases and best practice.

The conference will be addressing the following topics:

  • Women in the hostile environment
  • Access to primary and secondary healthcare and maternity charging
  • The Istanbul Convention
  • European Law and Article 8 of the ECHR
  • Destitution and Section 17 of the Children’s Act 1989
  • Detention
  • Trafficking and the NRM

This conference is also an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of women within the legal and immigration sector in challenging systemic, structural and social inequalities as well as the positive impact they make to the lived experiences of migrant women and their families in the UK and abroad.

Lucy will be speaking with Carita Thomas, Senior Immigration Caseworker, Anti Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit on the topic of “Trafficking: What more can the NRM do for Women?”.¬†Lucy and Carita’s session is scheduled to run from 13:15 until 13:45.

For more details, including how to book, please visit the ILPA website.

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When: 06 Mar 2020
Where: St Bride Foundation, 14 Bride Lane, London, EC4Y 8EQ
Start time: 10:00
End time: 16:00

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