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 preparation of the Global Compact on Migration, a commitment from states that emerged from the High Level UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants held in New York in September 2016.
The presenters included Monami Maulik (at left), international advocacy coordinator for the Global Coalition on Migration; Paola Cyment (below left), of the Comisión Argentina para Refugiados y Migrantes (CAREF); and Michele Levoy of the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM).
Civil society groups have urged that the human rights of all migrants center the framework for the global compact, and members of WIMN are coordinating efforts to ensure that a strong gender perspective, particularly in regards to the rights of migrant women as well as those who are left behind when others migrate, be respected and upheld.
Click here to read remarks from Monami Maulik, and click here for remarks from Paola Cyment.