Migration

In many parts of the world, migration has replaced fertility and mortality as the leading agent of demographic change. A person’s gender, age, religion, race, ethnicity, sexuality and health or disability shape every stage of the migration experience. BRIDGE has produced a new extended briefing on gender, age and migration. The briefing offers an insight into who migrates and who doesn’t, reasons for migrating, experiences of the migration process and what life is like for different groups of migrants and refugees when, and if, they reach their destinations. The briefing concludes with a set of recommendations for more gender and age sensitive policymaking on migration. 

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Women's Refugee Commission

The Women's Refugee Commission is an expert on the needs of refugee women and children, and the policies that can protect and empower them. It researches the needs, identifies solutions and advocates for programs and policies to strengthen their resilience and drive change in humanitarian practice.

www.womensrefugeecommission.org

International Organization for Migration 

IOM is an inter-governmental organisation with 162 member states and a further 9 states holding observer status It provides services and advice to governments and migrants. IOM activities include the promotion of international migration law, policy debate and guidance, protection of migrants' rights, migration health and the gender dimension of migration.

www.iom.int

Our Cutting Edge Pack

Gender, Age and Migration: An extended briefing

This new BRIDGE briefing focuses on gender and age dimensions of migration, offering an insight into who migrates and who doesn’t, reasons for migrating, experiences of the migration process and what life is like for different groups of migrants and refugees when, and if, they reach their destinations.

Strong girls, powerful women: Program planning and design for adolescent girls in humanitarian settings

This guide from the Women's Refugee Commission aims to aid humanitarian practitioners in effectively identifying and addressing the unique needs of adolescent girls in displacement and crisis settings. It also provides donors and policymakers with guidance on how to make sustainable impact for adolescent girls.

Migration and gender empowerment: Recent trends and emerging issues

This paper takes an explicit gender perspective on migration policy which it highlights has typically been gender-blind. The paper makes clearer the complex relationship between migration, human development and gender.

Gender Updates

Gender and Migration
February 2016 : #114
It is estimated that one billion of the world’s seven billion people are migrants (UNDP 2009). Migration journeys take place within countries, regions and internationally.