Points on Gender & Migration for GCM

Women in Migration Network Contribution to the Fifteenth Coordination Meeting on International Migration, UNHQ, New York, 16-17 February, 2017

These points are a contribution to preparations for the UN Global Compact on Migration, to be negotiated by member states by 2018, with broad multi-stakeholder input.

English:  WIMNone-pagerFebruary2017onGlobalCompact

Spanish, French versions pending

WIMN Civil Society Days 2016 Recommendations

The Women in Migration Network has developed a set of recommendations for each of the thematic areas of the Civil Society Days/ Global Forum on Migration and Development 2016.  These provide resources for civil society deliberations during the CSD/GFMD and beyond, and accompany the Women’s Bridging Document of the Civil Society Days.  See Recommendations below.

Gender & Migration Analysis

CSD Thematic Areas

Theme 1: Doing Protection of Migrant Workers

Rights of Migrant Women Workers

Theme 2: Doing protection of migrants on the move

Migrants on the Move

Theme 3: Doing inclusive development

Inclusive Development

Theme 4: Doing global governance better

Global Governance

Points on Gender & Migration for GCM

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.