Support Migrant Women’s Human Rights!

During this “Human Rights Week”, the Women in Migration Network is releasing a series of videos and graphics calling attention to the urgency to ensure human rights protections for women in migration.

For 9 days – from International Human Rights Day (December 10) through International Migrants Day (December 18), WIMN will be posting daily through social media — please join us!

This campaign will contribute to bringing an intersectional approach to international migration policy, and to make the intersectional realities of women in migration more visible. It is inspired by the outcomes of a series of regional and thematic dialogues organized by WIMN during 2021. 


We’re happy to share this video for International Human Rights Day. The video introduces key issues facing migrant women, whose rights and voices need to be at the center of the migration debate. WIMN calls for an intersectional approach towards migration policies and to promote migrant women’s human rights, respect and dignity.

Look for our daily posts from WIMN on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And please share/repost on your personal and/or organizational social media platforms.

Remember to click here to watch the video!

More videos and graphics will be posted throughout the week. We encourage you to share them! Some hashtags to consider:

#migration #migrantwomen #gender #intersectionality #feminism #humanrights #InternationalHumanRightsDay #HumanRightsDay2021

Day-by-day posts:

Friday, December 10:

Overview video:

Graphic (above):

Saturday, December 11:

Graphic in 3 languages:










Sunday, December 12:

Graphic in 3 languages:


This is why we need a new approach to discuss, create and implement migration policies – a feminist intersectional approach that considers the multiple experiences, including violence and rights violations that women from different races, gender identifications, ages, nationalities, and religions face.

Only when these multiple experiences are considered, can effective policy responses be created to ensure their right to migrate and enjoy violence-free lives.

Do you agree?

#migrantwomen #migration #endviolence #feminism #gender


C’est pourquoi nous avons besoin d’une nouvelle approche pour discuter, créer et mettre en œuvre des politiques migratoires – une approche féministe intersectionnelle qui tient compte des expériences multiples et des violences subies par les femmes de races, de sexes, d’âges, de nationalités et de religions différents.

Ce n’est que lorsque les multiples formes de violence et de discrimination qui affectent les femmes migrantes sont identifiées que des politiques peuvent être créées pour promouvoir leur droit à migrer et à une vie sans violence.

Êtes-vous d’accord ?

#migration #femmesmigrantes #genre #intersectionnalité #féminisme 


Por esta razón necesitamos un nuevo enfoque para discutir, crear e implementar políticas migratorias – un enfoque feminista interseccional que tome en cuenta las múltiples experiencias y violencias que enfrentan las mujeres de distintas rázas, géneros, edades, nacionalidades y religiones.

Sólo cuando se identifiquen las múltiples violencias y discriminaciones que afectan a las mujeres migrantes se podrán crear políticas que promuevan su derecho a migrar y a una vida libre de violencias.

¿Estás de acuerdo?

#mujeresmigrantes #migración #bastadeviolencia #feminismo #género

Monday, December 13

Labor Rights Video:

Migrant women and gender non-conforming persons face unequal working conditions.





Tuesday, December 14

Graphic in 3 languages


Migration and migration policies are in the news, electoral agendas, and public debates. But…when was the last time you heard what migrant women had to say about it? Let’s make room for the voices of migrant women. #migration #migrantwomen #gender #intersectionality #feminism



Les migrations et les politiques migratoires sont au cœur de l’actualité, des programmes électoraux et des débats publics. Mais…quand avez-vous entendu ce qu’une femme migrante avait à dire à ce sujet? Créer un espace pour que les voix des femmes migrantes soient entendues. #migration #femmesmigrantes #genre # intersectionnalité #féminisme 



La migración y las políticas migratorias están en las noticias, agendas electorales y debates públicos. Pero …cuándo fue la última vez que escuchaste lo que una mujer migrante tenía que decir al respecto? Abramos espacio para escuchar las voces de las mujeres migrantes. #migración #mujeresmigrantes #género #interseccionalidad #feminismo


WIMN calls for human mobility, migrant women’s human rights in climate deliberations and action plans

As COP26 concludes in Glasgow, Scotland, the Women in Migration Network calls on governments to undertake bold, inclusive action to tackle the climate crisis, and reaffirms the need for an intersectional strategy encompassing migrant, women and human rights-centered responses.

WIMN’s statement reads in part:

“Whether in combatting the pandemic, or in addressing climate change, gender and migration must be included as essential, cross-cutting elements in strategy, policy development and action planning. WIMN joins with our partners, colleagues, and communities in urging COP26 to:

  • Bring human mobility, human rights, and protections to all COP26 deliberations on mitigation, adaptation, loss and damage, and financing—urging attention to those at risk for displacement, already displaced, to be relocated, and in vulnerable situations–and with a consistent gender lens throughout.
  • Be especially mindful and inclusive of those put in precarious situations due to poverty, various forms of discrimination, residence and work in areas affected by or vulnerable to climate-related factors and events—such as sudden onset disasters or slow onset changes like sea level rise—and who may be affected by migration status, including the stateless.
  • Ensure that across adaptation and loss and damage measures, policies to avert, minimize and address displacement are operationalized in a way that is gender-responsive, inclusive, and contributes to building resilience among affected populations.
  • Where displacement has already occurred, internally or across international borders, ensure immediate action for relief, safety, and access to services for all—include options for international protections, as well as forward-looking access to safe, orderly and regular migration; decent work; social protections; and opportunities for durable solutions, including permanent residency.”

Read and download the entire statement here.

WIMN joins Feminists for a People’s Vaccine Campaign

The Women in Migration Network is proud to join partners in the new “Feminists for a People’s Vaccine” campaign, to bring feminist perspectives to the debate and advocacy for equitable access to medicines and vaccines.

Check out the campaign website at

Early in the pandemic last year, WIMN asserted that, “an inclusive, intersectional feminist approach is the only way out of the COVID crisis”. In joining this campaign with feminist partners from around the world, we are building momentum to fight for vaccine equity and other medicines that are critical as the COVID pandemic rages on with devastating consequences, exacerbating inequalities and dire living situations for hundreds of millions of people globally.

We will continue to seek your support and engagement in this important campaign is it rolls out.