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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Detained Migrants Were Allegedly Abused, Neglected, and Traumatized

By Esther Yu-Hsi Lee A 14-year-old Guatemalan migrant is left stranded in a wooded area in Mexico after the freight train she was traveling on had a minor derailment. Credit: Rebecca Blackwell/AP After she arrived at an immigrant detention facility, a Guatemalan woman who sought out medical care for an ear injury and extreme pain […]

Threatened, assaulted, trapped: Asia’s treatment of domestic workers laid bare

by Bex Wright Hong Kong (CNN) “The first time she hit me was pay day; she told me to sign my name on a piece of paper, but I asked, ‘why should I sign when you didn’t give me the money?’ Then, she hit me.” A 30-year-old Indonesian domestic worker, who now calls herself Susi, […]

A Rohingya Migrant Mother’s Anguished Choice to Save her Family

By Chris Buckley and Thomas Fuller The New York Times July 6, 2015 Jubair, 13, was left behind when his mother and siblings fled Myanmar for Malaysia. “I didn’t know about it,” he said. “She could not find me. She could not tell me.” Credit: Tomas Munita for The New York Times Lost in the diplomatic […]

The Feminization of Migration: Care and the New Emotional Imperialism (excerpt)

Excerpt from an article by Zuhal Yesilyurt Gündüz in Monthly Review; full article available to Questia subscribers “Even though it’s paid well, you are sinking in the amount of your work It [is] also very depressing. The only thing you can do is give all your love to [the two-year-old American child]. In my absence […]