Gathered in Dhaka, Bangladesh for the Civil Society Days of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (8-10 December 2016), the Women in Migration Network (WIMN) launched a set of points for discussion towards a strong gender and rights-based Global Compact on Migration. Key Gender & Migration Points Towards the Global Compact on Migration was shared with a civil society Women’s Caucus, and in a joint Side Event with UN Women on 9 December, aimed at building advocacy strategies for engendering the Global Compact. The Compact process emerged from the UN General Assembly September 19, 2016 New York Declaration, and will be negotiated by United Nations member states in 2017 and 2018 with the aim of addressing global migration governance. WIMN will play an active role in these deliberations.
The “Key Gender & Migration Points” are a work in progress. WIMN will gather input in Bangladesh and at the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York in March 2017 and from a global network of advocates for the rights of women in migration.