Tina Dixson

Queer Sisterhood Project

Tina Dixson is a feminist academic and a policy professional, who has worked in the areas of LGBTIQ, refugee and women’s rights. Tina has engaged with human rights bodies such as CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women). She also helped develop the Global Compact on Refugees, focusing on inclusion and mainstreaming of age, gender and diversity sensitive approaches.

Tina is a PhD candidate at the Australian National University researching the experiences of LGBTIQ asylum-seeking and refugee women in Australia.

She is a co-founder of the Queer Sisterhood Project, a refugee-led support and advocacy group for LGBTIQ asylum-seeking and refugee women. She is also a co-convener of the first Australian conference on the issues of LGBTIQ asylum called Queer Displacements: Sexuality, Migration and Exile.

Tina is Policy Officer at the Australian Women Against Violence Alliance, one of six national women’s alliances to bring together women’s organizations and individuals across Australia to share information, identify issues and contribute to solutions in responding to and preventing violence against all women and their children.

    11:30am - 12:00pm

    Conference Day Two Friday 14

    Special Session: Queer Displacements: working towards safety and inclusion of LGBTIQ+ people seeking asylum and refugees

    This session will present on the current challenges and barriers for protection and integration that persist in Australia for LGBTIQ+ people seeking asylum and refugees. It will present the Canberra Statement on the access to safety and justice for LGBTIQ+ asylum seekers and refugees as a tool to build solidarity and improve support.

     

    Speakers
    Tina Dixson, PhD Candidate, Queer Sisterhood Project
    Renee Dixson, PhD Candidate, Queer Sisterhood Project

     

    Facilitator
    Azlan AP

     

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