Gender is a significant factor shaping every aspect of human mobility – from the decision to migrate, transiting across borders, to settling in the country of destination, or choosing to return home. Access to services, the labour market or other opportunities and benefits depend on migrants’ gender too.
This brief is devoted to International Women’s Day and, hence, is primarily focused on the situation of women and girls on the move. It presents an overview of internationally available sex-disaggregated data – recognizing the importance of data that help understandthe gendered dimensions of human mobility. In the future, gender analysis also requires consideration of the gendered experiences and the needs and characteristics of different groups of people. Analysis is needed to better understand the forms of gender-based discrimination that people on the move face.
Source: International Organization for Migration