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Curriculum of Training on Gender and Migration

Monday, March 25, 2013

In partnership with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, UN Women have developed a curriculum of training focusing on building the understanding and capacity of government and local authority officials on the issues surrounding migration and gender. The curriculum outlines three main modules that should be focused on in training, namely: (1) Gender & Migration; (2) Law & Policy; and (3) Safe Migration. All training materials have been translated into Khmer and been included in the appendices. This curriculum has been developed in close consultation with a representative group of government officials from the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training and Ministry of Interior.

Migration and Women: The Lives and Tragedies

Monday, December 14, 2015

As part of the flagship project, Reducing Vulnerability of Women Affected by Climate Change through Viable Livelihood Options, UN Women Bangladesh has been exploring the impacts of migration on women caused by climate change-related phenomena. Together with research partners, the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies, UN Women studied 10 districts in three different eco-zones in Bangladesh to understand the district-specific implications that women face due to male migratory trends. The stories that women shared ...

Factsheet Trafficking, Smuggling and Migration of Women in Asia

Friday, September 28, 2012

It is important to distinguish between migration, smuggling and trafficking, because of the misperceptions that men migrate and women are trafficked – although men are also trafficked and increasing numbers of women are migrating independently.

Annual report 2012 - Migration Working Group

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

This is an annual report 2012 of the Migration Working Group, an inter-ministerial and multi-stakeholder mechanism under the National Committee on the Suppression of Human Trafficking, Smuggling, Labor Exploitation and Sexual Exploitation in Women and Children. The Migration Working Group was officially established on September 26, 2012. Members of the working group consisted of Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Labor and Vocational training, Ministry of Women’s Affairs, other relevant ministries, international organizations, and NGOs. The working group has analyzed and overseen the implementation of national policy especially focusing on women’s issues in labor migration and has been recognized as one of the most remarkable developments in Cambodia’s protection of migrant workers.

Climate Change and Migration in Bangladesh: Gender Perspective

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

As part of the flagship project, Reducing Vulnerability of Women Affected by Climate Change through Viable Livelihood Options, UN Women Bangladesh has been exploring the impacts of migration on women caused by climate change-related phenomena. Together with research partners, the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies, UN Women studied 10 districts in three different eco-zones in Bangladesh to understand the district-specific implications that women face due to male migratory trends.

Factsheet: Gender aspects of migration in Asia

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Women represent two thirds of the poor in Asia. Over 50% of all international migrants in Asia are women – the bulk of whom are employed as domestic workers.

Factsheet Domestic work and migration in Asia

Friday, September 28, 2012

Women’s migration in search of decent work and sustainable livelihoods, to support themselves and their families has become an enduring structural feature of international migration, which is set to be one of the mega-trends of the 21st century. The “feminization” of migration is most visible in Asia, where women – especially young women - constitute over half of all migrant workers. In Nepal, women represent over 68% of migrants, while in Indonesia this figure is even higher – 83%. Domestic work is the dominant profession for migrant women with women representing 83% of domestic workers worldwide.

Factsheet Rio+20 and Womens Migration in Asia and the Pacific: Mainstreaming gender concerns in migration to achieve sustainable development

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

International migration, especially of women migrant workers is driven by, among other factors: the search for decent jobs (Priority 1); access to resources including energy sources and water (Priorities 2 and 5); the urbanization drive that sees men and women and their families migrate internationally from rural areas in countries of origin to cities in countries of destination (Priority 3); food insecurity and unsustainable agricultural systems (Priority 4); and climate change and environmental degradation (linked to priorities 2, and 5-7).

Brief on mainstreaming migration into development planning from a gender perspective

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

This brief discusses how migration is mainstreamed into the Philippines development framework, particularly from a gender perspective. This requires mainstreaming migration and development (M&D) issues in every phase of the development planning cycle.

Towards Safe Migration For Aspiring Women Domestic Workers

Friday, January 19, 2018

India is one of the largest countries of origin, transit and destination for international migrants. A majority of Indian migrants in the Emigration Check Required category go to the Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Over the years, there has been an increasing trend of feminization of migration in the country, with women now accounting for 49 per cent of all migrants from India. Within this framework, domestic work is the largest sector driving international female labour migration. Migrant...

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