The Regional Conference on Migration (CRM), as a regional consultation process committed to the Human Rights of migrants, has promoted various initiatives throughout its 23 years of existence. “Migrant women” is a current theme with a very significant impact on regional migration dynamics, and requires strengthening from the regional and internal levels of the Member Countries of this conference.
Migration and Gender
This document responds to the commitment of the eleven Member Countries of the Regional Conference on Migration (CRM) to promote, protect and guarantee the rights of migrant women in the region, in accordance with their international commitments. The countries of origin, transit, destination and return of the CRM join their efforts for migrant women through this document, which will serve as a reference for the development, design and implementation of actions at the national level in each of the eleven countries.
This paper presents a contextual analysis of the mutual relations between migration and women’s empowerment with the aim to facilitate the debate among stakeholders, including policymakers, practitioners and civil society in the Caribbean subregion on the role of migration as a means of empowerment for women.
Traditionally, the female migration has been motivated by family reasons. However, today an increasing number of women are migrating independently in order to improve their employment and economic opportunities. Because they are women, they are subject to a double vulnerability condition during the migratory journey. In that sense, this publication presents a series of actions to combat violence affecting migrant women workers
Disqualification reflects the existence of impediments affecting the mobility of people and their talents; however, this phenomenon does not affect equally men and women. Due disqualification is a problem that affects mostly females, in this publication are analyzed the professional problems that qualified migrant women face and the consequences that this has on their personal well-being and family relations. Case studies from the UK, Geneva and Quebec are also discussed.