Using the international human rights system to protect and promote the rights of women migrant workers

This brief provides an overview of the international human rights system as it applies to the promotion and protection of women migrant workers’ rights. Using examples from the joint UN Women–European Union project, “Promoting and protecting women migrant workers’ labour and human rights: Engaging with international, national human rights mechanisms to enhance accountability”, which is anchored nationally in three pilot countries (Mexico, Moldova, and the Philippines), this brief illustrates how these mechanisms can be used by governments, civil society and development partners to enhance the rights of women migrant workers in law and practice.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific; Europe and Central Asia; Latin America and the Caribbean; Mexico; Moldova, Republic of; Philippines

Subject area(s): Economic empowerment; Employment; Migrant workers; Migration; Human rights; Women’s rights; Human rights–based approach

Resource type: Briefs

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 2017

Number of pages: 7

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)