Such approach ignores the structural and systemic discrimination against women spread throughout all aspects of their life, including in the context of migration. Laws highlighting the ‘carceral underpinnings’ seek to restrict or repress the already limited options undocumented, racialised, marginalised and discriminated groups of people have. It also seeks to outlaw the right to consent to sex (work), the freedoms and bodily autonomy including the right to self-determination with the rationale that the aim is to ‘protect’ women from harm or wrongdoing. This approach does not challenge gender discrimination, but instead reproduces it in the guise of protecting women. As a result the marginalized communities incur the majority of surveillance, policing and unlawful and discriminatory profiling.
CONGRESS 2022 Gender Migration and Anti-racism Justice Health Labor and Social Protection Digital Rights Legal Reform Research: Accessing Justice
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