Gender, Migration and Development - Emerging Trends and Issues in East and South-East Asia

Nicola Piper
This publication examines the gender-based trends in women’s overseas migration for work and the structural basis for such trends. In this context it explores the discourse around the concept of ‘the feminization of migration’. It further highlights key gender-based violations at different stages of migration. Against this backdrop the publication addresses the mainstream discourse on migration and development, calling special attention to the need to (a) invoke a gender sensitive rights-based development paradigm; (b) look at the costs, including the social costs of migration; and, (c) take account of the social and political dimensions of development. Finally, the publication highlights good practices whereby migration can become a ‘win-win’ situation for the different stakeholders in the migration process.

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