WIMN members speak at 1st Thematic Session for Global Compact on Migration

Members of the Women in Migration Network represented their respective organizations in key presentations during the First Thematic Session on the human rights Of migrants, social inclusion, cohesion and all forms of discrimination, including racism, xenophobia and intolerance”. The session was convened in Geneva on May 8 as the first of several such convenings in […]

WIMN Delegation Converges in Brazil at AWID Forum

The 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 […]

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 President of the General Assembly and the Permanent Representatives to the UN from Ireland and Jordan as Co-Chairs, […]

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 migrate * women searching for lost loved ones along the migrant trail * women forced to migrate […]

WGMWG Plays Active Role in Civil Society Days, GFMD 2015

Civil Society Days — GFMD Rapporteur on Women’s Final Report Press Release: On Eve of International Forum on Migration and Development… The Women & Global Migration Working Group (WGMWG) will play an active role at the Civil Society Days (CSD-GFMD) in Istanbul, 12-14 October, as presenters and advocates.  Gender rapporteurs will monitor all of the […]

Monami Maulik at UN panel discussion on migrant workers’ convention

On Tuesday, June 30, Monami Maulik represented the Women and Global Migration Working Group in a UN panel discussion on migrant workers’ rights, held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. The panel celebrated the 25th anniversary of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers and Members of […]

Women’s Labour Migration: Flawed Development Strategies & the Way Forward

Join us on Thursday, March 12 from 10:30am to 12:00 noon for a parallel event to the UN 59th Commission on the Status of Women!

SDG’s and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Critical concerns, analyses, talking points As nations gather in New York this week for the opening of the UN General Assembly, gender justice advocates arrived from around the world for Monday’s (9/22) Special Session on ICPD Beyond 2014.  The International Conference on Population & Development Programme of Action is 20 years old, and the UN […]

UN High Level Dialogue on Migration & Development 2013

National Priorities, Tools for Collaboration, & Accountability The UN General Assembly (68th session) held a High Level Dialogue on Migration & Development in New York from 3-4 October.  Member states issued a Declaration calling for respect of human rights and international labor standards. At the same time, 91 member states made speeches where they lifted up national […]

2014 PGA to Take Place in Stockholm, Sweden

Migrants Rights International (MRI) and the International Committee for the People’s Global Action on Migration, Development & Human Rights (PGA), are pleased to announce that the 2014 PGA will take place this year in Stockholm, Sweden, on 9-11 May (Friday-Sunday) 2014.  General details are as follows: Dates & Times – 9 May (Friday); 5:00pm (17:00) – 9:00pm (21:00) – 10 May (Saturday); 9:00am (09:00) – 9:00pm (21:00) – 11 May (Sunday);  9:00am (09:00) […]