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 […]

The Town of Women: A Place Where Wives Don’t See Their Husbands for Years

By Laeila Adjovi There is a town in West Africa where it has become traditional for men to leave and seek work in Italy. The women are often left behind for years, or even for decades. But Beguedo in Burkina Faso is not unique. There are other towns in Africa where the same thing occurs – […]

In Thai detention centers, female migrants remain in limbo

Thai authorities have refused to grant refugee status to hundreds of Rohingya who arrived through human traffickers. by Hanna Hindstrom Roshida, a 25-year-old ethnic Rohingya woman at a shelter in Thailand. She is one of thousands of people exploited by a flourishing human trafficking network spanning Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia. PHUKET, Thailand — Roshida was languishing […]

How the U.S. ‘Solved’ the Central American Migrant Crisis

By getting Mexico to do its dirty work—and making migrants more vulnerable to rape, kidnapping, and murder. By Joseph Sorrentino / In These Times La Bestia is running empty now. For years, the freight trains collectively known as “The Beast” carried Central American migrants north through Mexico on their quest to reach the U.S. border, […]

ICE frees some migrant women, children; DHS chief says he’ll visit Texas facility

A group of immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally are loaded on to a van in Granjeno, Texas on June 25, 2014. Federal officials released in the past day a half-dozen mothers and children who had been detained at a south Texas detention where they were held after fleeing […]