WGMWG (now WIMN) Meets in Istanbul, 2015
WIMN members at AWID 2016 - Bahia, Brazil

WIMN Delegation Converges in Brazil at AWID Forum

awid-brazil-flyer-globe-englishThe Women in Migration Network has brought together a delegation of 17 women from 11 countries for the 13th international forum of the Alliance for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), taking place in Bahia, Brazil, 8-11 September. See the delegation members here.

The AWID forum is a major global gathering that takes place every three years. This year, the theme is Feminist Futures: Building Collective Power for Rights and Justice.

WIMN Workshop:

The delegation will spearhead a key workshop on Friday, 9 September: Gender, Race, Class and Migration: Cross-sectoral Strategies to Address Root Causes and Consequences of Women’s Mobility. (11:30 am to 1 pm at Ala Terra – Capitania Porto Seguro) The session will spotlight the particular concerns of women in migration while linking to other movements, and will include participants from several member and partner groups from around the world. See the workshop flyers: English Spanish

Conoce a las Mujeres Migrantes en Su Ruta Africana: Asedidadas y Sin Derechos

Alianza por la Solidaridad trabaja en Mauritania y en otras partes de África atajando los problemas y afrontando las causas de la migración, no sólo las consecuencias. Frente a la idea de "plaga" a la que el primer ministro ingles David Cameron hace … [Continue reading]

Spain: Constitutional Court Ruling On Exclusion of Undocumented Migrants From Health Services Ignores Human Rights Obligations

PRESS RELEASE The Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR), Amnesty International, Médicos del Mundo, Red Acoge, REDER and semFYC reiterate that the Royal Decree 16/2012 contravenes international human rights norms and standards, and is … [Continue reading]

Trail of Fears: Central American Women Risk Sexual Violence En Route to U.S. for “a Better Life”

Investigation by Maria Zamudio | Photos by Jack Jones TENOSIQUE, Mexico — For five agonizing days, they’ve waited, collected in a shelter near the railroad tracks, near their path from a life they no longer can endure. It’s Friday evening just … [Continue reading]

Initial Elements for Outcome to UNGA Sept. 19 Summit on Refugees and Migrants

Initial Elements for the Outcome Document to the United Nations General Assembly Summit for Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants (Sept. 19) The Women in Migration Network (WIMN) welcomes the initiative of the UN Secretary General, the … [Continue reading]

WIMN is Hosting a Women’s Caucus in New York on July 17

You are invited to a Women's Caucus on July 17 from 4 pm to 6:30 pm in preparation for the Interactive Multi-stakeholder Hearing on July 18 and the United Nation General Assembly Summit for Refugees and Migrants on September 19. The Caucus will be … [Continue reading]

Five Years of Progress for Domestic Workers, But Much Still to be Done

In the five years since the International Labour Organization adopted Convention 189 on Domestic Workers, governments in nearly 50 countries have updated their legislation to provide better employment protection for domestic workers, and 22 countries … [Continue reading]

PICUM Expert Roundtable: Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Services as Part of the Right to Health Care

By Tara Ohl, PICUM Trainee and Alyna Smith, PICUM Advocacy Officer Among the obstacles undocumented migrants face in realising their fundamental rights are the multiple barriers to access health care, including sexual and reproductive health … [Continue reading]

World Health Day: Uphold Undocumented Migrants’ Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights

BRUSSELS, 7 April 2016 - On the occasion of World Health Day, the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) urges governments to change legislation and practices to ensure access to sexual and reproductive health … [Continue reading]

Stories of Women in Migration

The Women & Global Migration Working Group focuses on Women IN Migration. This goes beyond migrant women to explore the realities of all women affected by migration, including: * women whose families are separated when husbands or children … [Continue reading]