Guide for the development of migration legislation in Mexico with a gender perspective

This guide provides qualitative input to formulate and implement migration laws in Mexico from a gender perspective to promote and protect the rights of migrant workers. The practical tools presented can guide governments and responsible authorities to create a new gender-responsive migration legislative framework in a way that it has a positive impact on women migrant workers.

Taking into consideration international standards on human rights and international agreements signed by Mexico, the guide presents seven steps to create a Mexican migration legislation with a gender perspective and provides recommendations for concrete problems.

This guide has been produced with the assistance of the European Union as part of the UN Women project, “Promoting and Protecting Human and Labour Rights of Women Migrant Workers”.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Latin America and the Caribbean; Mexico

Subject area(s): Economic empowerment; Employment; Migrant workers; Migration; Leadership and political participation; Parliamentary development; Gender equality and women’s empowerment

Resource type: Best practices; Manuals/guides; Laws/legislation

UN Women office involved in publication: Mexico Country Office

Publication year: 2014

Number of pages: 45

ISBN/ISSN: 13-978-1-63214-005-0

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women); Instituto para las Mujeres en las Migración (IMUMI)