Mainstreaming migration into development planning from a gender perspective

With the number of women migrating autonomously now representing approximately half of all international migrants, it is imperative that their contributions to development are recognized. Integrating a gender-responsive and human rights–based approach into national development and migration planning is crucial to realize the full potential of all migrants to development as well as to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women, including migrants.

Building on research and lessons learned from the joint European Union–UN Women migration project on “Promoting and protecting women migrant workers’ labour and human rights”, this brief provides a critique with a gender perspective of the migration for development model and offers practical guidelines focusing on entry points for mainstreaming migration into development planning from a gender perspective at every phase of the development planning process.

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Bibliographic information

Subject area(s): Economic empowerment; Employment; Migrant workers; Migration

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)