Migrant Women and Their Double Role as Caregivers and Human Rights Defenders: Reasons for Hope
With Arancha Garcia Del Soto, psychologist and sociologist
When women migrate, they often work to fulfill their gender roles in unfamiliar social contexts while simultaneously responding to the socio-economic and political pressures that forced them and their families to flee. Through a range of examples based on testimonies from Colombia and the Middle East, we will explore how migrant women cope with these challenges, and how new generations make their experiences more visible through the arts and other means.
About the speaker:
Arancha Garcia Del Soto is a Spanish psychologist and sociologist working on human rights since 1993, when she started accompanying refugee groups in the Balkans. Case by case, collectively or through the people in organizations she has worked in the Balkans, Colombia, West Africa, Sri Lanka, etc. She collaborates with different organizations: from community based (ie. families of the missing or women in exile) to the ICC, International Criminal Court, the Truth Commission and the Special Jurisdiction in Colombia, and in the EU Human Rights Sections ODHIR and ENNHRI.
Her latest publication is the book Les Candases: la mar devuelve la verdad [The sea returns the truth], about eight women thrown off of cliffs in Asturias in June 1938, during the repression that took place after the Spanish Civil War. The core of this publication are the testimonies of the family members, including the third and fourth generations, with a strong emphasis on gender perspectives and the transmission of intergenerational pain.
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Friday, March 31 at 12:00pm
Fulton Hall, 135
Fulton Hall, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA