Protecting Migrant Domestic Workers: The international legal framework at a glance

This report is published by the International Labor Organization (ILO) through its Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and Their Families. From the Summary: Worldwide, an estimated 67 million people over the age of 15 are domestic workers. Of those, 83 per cent are women. Among the world’s domestic workers, many millions have migrated from […]

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 […]

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 alusión, nosotros queremos hacer un retrato de las personas que emigran y […]

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 regressive with regard to the right to health. Madrid/New York, 4 August de 2016: The Center for Economic and Social […]

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 before sunset when “LaBestia” (the Beast), the famous freight line that connects Mexico from […]

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, […]

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 hosted by the Women in Migration Network (WIMN) and will take […]

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 have already ratified the Convention. An estimated 15 million workers now have improved rights and protections at work, included the […]

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 services. Most EU member states limit access to emergency care only for undocumented migrants, while a limited number provide access […]

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 services for all, regardless of residence status. The right to sexual and reproductive health is well established in international […]