Analysis on issues affecting forcibly displaced people

Research and Commentary

Recent reports: 

Speaking Up, Speaking Out, Speaking With: Advocacy Challenges for Civil Society’s Work with Migrants in Vulnerable Situations by Dr. Eve Lester, May 2020

COVID-19 and people seeking protection in the Australian community: Preliminary Impact and Discussion Paper, April 2020

Foundations Housing Project: A Scoping Study on Housing for People seeking Asylum & Strategic Areas of Action towards Housing for All, April 2020 May 2020

Strangers No More: How Australia’s leaders can welcome, promote, protect, and integrate forced migrants, JRS Australia policy statement, Federal Election, May 2020

Free From Violence Against Women and Girls, September 2018, September 2018

Recent academic publications: 

Rego, N and Gottardo, C. (2020), ‘The Australian border and its discontents.’ In A.A. Mateos SJ, M.G. Duran SJ, C.E. Villasenor, and J.I. Martinez (Eds.), Migratory Flows at the Borders of Our World (pp. 299 – 330). Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.

Domicelj, T and Gottardo, C. (2019), “Implementing the Global Compacts: the importance of a whole-of-society approach.” Forced Migration Review, 60, 79 – 82.

Gottardo, C and Cyment, P (2019), “The Global Compact for Migration: what could it mean for women and gender relations?” Gender and Development, 27(1), 67 – 83.

Recent commentary: 

Carolina Gottardo and Paola Cyment, “How COVID-19 affects women in migration,” Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, September 2020

Carolina Gottardo, “COVID-19 doesn’t discriminate, nor should we,” Eureka Street, April 2020

Carolina Gottardo and Nishadh Rego, “Allies keeping faith despite Medevac blow,” Eureka Street, December 2019

Carolina Gottardo, “A visit among the men of Manus,” Eureka Street, November 2019

Sarah Brown, “Protecting women seeking asylum from violence – Is Australia doing enough?”, Broad Agenda, September 2019

Carolina Gottardo and Nishadh Rego, “Separating refugee policy from politics,” Eureka Street, June 2019

Carolina Gottardo, Nishadh Rego, and Lars Stenger, “Indonesian Perspective on Medevac,” Eureka Street, February 2019

Carolina Gottardo, “Australia Misses GCM boat, but it’s not too late,” Eureka Street, December 2018

Carolina Gottardo and Nishadh Rego, “A Migrant and Refugee Stocktake,” Eureka Street, August 2018

Carolina Gottardo, “Migration compact will benefit Australia,” Eureka Street, August 2018

Nishadh Rego, “Deterrence by Punishment: A Critical Overview of Policies Towards Asylum Seekers in the ‘Legacy Caseload,'” Asylum Insight, February 2018


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