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 […]

Catherine Tactaquin Open Democracy Interview: How can better policy empower women on the move?

Catherine Tactaquin, Executive Director of the US National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and a member of the Women in Migration Network steering committee is featured in an interview by Open Democracy in preparation for International Women’s Day, How can better policy empower women on the move?   Women experience migration differently than men […]

Points on Gender & Migration for UN Global Compact on Migration

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. […]

WIMN at Global Forum on Migration & Development 2016, Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Women in Migration Network has a delegation of a dozen leaders at meetings related to the inter-governmental Global Forum on Migration and Development 2016 (GFMD) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Members began with the People’s Global Action on Migration, Development and Human Rights from 5 – 7 December, where WIMN members played a leadership role in […]

Key Gender & Migration Points Towards the Global Compact on Migration

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 […]