Ms. Louise Arbour, UN Special Representative for International Migration on need for a Gender-Inclusive Global Compact on Migration

Ms. Louise Arbour, UN Special Representative for International Migration, has called for a gender-responsive and human rights-based Global Compact on migration.  Ms. Arbour made the remarks via video, addressing a forum organized by UN Women and the Women in Migration Network in Berlin, 30 June, 2017 on  Strategic Approaches for a Gender- Responsive Global Compact […]

Women Rapporteur at GFMD Civil Society Days, Carolina Gottardo, Assesses Discussion on Gender, Makes Recommendations

The Civil Society Days of the Global Forum on Migration and Development closed on 30 June with a day of strategy and recommendations for the Global Compact on Migration.  Carolina Gottardo of the Women in Migration Network, the Women Rapporteur,  addressed the plenary.  She assessed key issues on women in migration that had been raised […]

WIMN launches Issue Briefs for Civil Society Days/ Global Forum on Migration & Development, Berlin 2017

The tenth edition of the Global Forum on Migration & Development is being held from 28-30 June 2017 in Berlin, Germany.  The Civil Society Days take place from 29 June to July 1, to be followed by the People’s Global Action on Migration, Development and Human Rights (PGA).  The Women in Migration Network has a […]

UN Women and WIMN Side Event at Global Forum on Migration & Development 30 June, Berlin

UN Women and the Women in Migration Network (WIMN) will host a side event at the Tenth Global Forum for Migration and Development, Common Space on Friday, 30 June in Berlin on Strategic Approaches for a Gender- Responsive Global Compact for Migration. UN Women together with experts from the Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW), the […]

WIMN present at Third thematic session for Global Compact on Migration

Members of the Women in Migration Network (WIMN) spoke at the Third informal thematic session in Geneva on 19-20 June, 2017, in preparation for the Global Compact on Migration.  This session focused on International co-operation and governance of migration in all its dimensions, including at borders, transit, entry, return, readmission, integration and reintegration. For text […]

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 […]

Monami Maulik of Global Coalition on Migration: Presentation at UN Human Rights Council

Monami Maulik of the Global Coalition on Migration was the civil society representative at a UN Human Rights Council Interactive Dialogue on the Human Rights of Migrants on 10 March, 2017 in Geneva.  The Women in Migration Network (WIMN) is a member of the Global Coalition on Migration, and Monami also serves on the WIMN […]

Rights Organizations Call for No Borders on Gender Justice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Diana Duarte, MADRE 212-627-0444 | Rashima Kwatra, OutRight Action International 917-859-7555  Rights Organizations Call for No Borders on Gender Justice  Monday, March 13, 2017—New York, NY—Today, as the United Nations begins its annual gathering on women’s rights, a coalition of international women’s, LGBTQ, and immigrant justice organizations have launched a joint initiative called: No Borders on […]

Women, Work, Mobility, Development and Economic Justice — WIMN parallel event at UN Commission on the Status of Women 2017

The Women in Migration Network will host a parallel event at the 61st UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York on 16 March.  See flyer for details.   Women, Work, Mobility, Development& Economic Justice FINAL  PDF version for printing

International Women’s Day 2017: For Mobilization and Resistance to Claim the Human Rights of Women in Migration

On International Women’s Day 2017, the Women in Migration Network (WIMN) has released the statement, “For Mobilization and Resistance to Claim the Human Rights of Women in Migration.”  WIMN states, “On this International Women’s Day, the Women in Migration Network (WIMN) affirms that human rights are extended to all migrants and refugees, regardless of citizenship […]