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Conference at UCC: Migration and Networks of Care

Migration and Networks of Care:

Migrant domestic/care workers in European contexts

14th December 2009, University College Cork

Confirmed speakers:

  • Hilkka Becker, Senior Solicitor, Immigrant Council of Ireland
  • Aoife Smith, Domestic Workers Action Group Coordinator, Migrant Rights Centre of Ireland
  • Fiona Williams, Migration and Networks of Care Project, Professor, Centre for International  Research on Care, Labour and Equalities (CIRCLE), University of Leeds

This panel discussion event will address some of the challenges concerning the employment of migrants in the domestic sphere and related issues pertaining to migration in the Irish and EU contexts. Questions around the legal, welfare, gender and equality issues associated with the phenomenon of (usually female) migrants filling gaps in the relatively unregulated sector of domestic/care work in private households will be addressed in the Irish and comparative European contexts.

All are welcome.

Where and when: Boole 2, UCC, Monday December 14th, 3.00-5.00pm

To book a place or to make further enquiries, please email organisers Linda Connolly, Caitríona Ní Laoire and Claire Farrell at the following email address: migrationandcare@gmail.com.

This event is supported by the Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st Century (ISS21) at UCC and by the European Science Foundation.

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