Mainstreaming Gender in Migration and Development
Artwork from the manual Gender on the Move: Working on the Migration-Development Nexus from a Gender Perspective developed by UN Women
Moderator: Allison Petrozziello
Allison Petrozziello is a gender and migration specialist and author of UN Women’s training manual Gender on the Move: Working on the Migration-Development Nexus from a Gender Perspective.
On 19 September 2016 the UN General Assembly hosted the first ever UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants at UN headquarters in New York. It is a watershed moment to strengthen human rights-based governance of international migration.
UN Women directs high-level attention to the need to mainstream a gender perspective, promote gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, and fully respect and protect the human rights of women and girls in all aspects of the migration process.
We invite you to contribute to this discussion and solutions exchange by telling us:
- How can women and girls on the move be protected from exclusion and exploitation at all stages of migration?
- What are the contributions of women migrants and refugees to achieving inclusive sustainable development?
- How can a gender perspective be mainstreamed into migration and asylum policies and other national legislation (labour, trafficking, etc.)? What are the benefits of doing so?
- In what ways can existing international instruments and mechanisms be used to protect and promote the human rights of women and girls on the move?