Women migrant workers' journey through the margins: Labour, migration and trafficking

Authors/editor(s): Jenna Hennebry, Will Grass and Janet Mclaughlin

This report is produced by UN Women’s Economic Empowerment Section for the “Promoting and Protecting Women Migrant Workers’ Labour and Human Rights” Project, supported by the European Union. This report is the second of three designed to build on the growing body of scholarship pertaining to gender and migration, and is a resource for the creation of gender-sensitive policies and practices aimed at empowering women migrant workers. 

The second report continues to draw from the cases of Moldova, the Philippines and Mexico, and uses primary and secondary research to provide a detailed account of the lived realities of women migrant workers. The report focuses on specific sectors with high concentrations of women migrant workers, as well as the global issue of trafficking, to illuminate the gender-specific vulnerabilities and risks faced by women throughout their migration trajectory, and highlights the agency of women workers as they navigate challenges to claiming labour and human rights across borders.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Mexico; Moldova, Republic of; Philippines

Subject area(s): Economic empowerment; Migration; Trafficking/sexual exploitation

Resource type: Research papers

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 2017

Number of pages: 114

ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-63214-062-3

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