Mar 8, 2021: Gendering Migration and Health Debates in South Asia

On the occasion of International Women’s Day (#IWD21) on 8th March, MiHSA and the research project team of ‘Beyond margins: Migrants’ health amid rapid Urban Transformations’ (a collaborative research project involving the University of Delhi, University of Edinburgh, the North East Network and the University of Essex) co-hosted a webinar focused on exploring the intersections of gender, mobility and health. 

Organised as part of MiHSA’s ‘Critical Dialogues on Mobility, Displacement and Health’ series, the webinar featured three keynote speakers: Prof Anuj Kapilashrami (Chair, MiHSA), Dr Bilesha Weeraratne (Institute of Policy Studies Sri Lanka), and Prof Indrani Mazumdar (Centre for Women’s Development Studies. The session was chaired by Prof Patricia Jeffery from the University of Edinburgh, and Prof Lakshmi Lingam from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, who participated as a discussant.   

Through talks covering a diverse range of migration contexts and migrants’ lives in South Asia, the webinar explored the intersections of gender, mobility and health, and deliberated ways to address existing lacunae in migration and health in policy spaces.