Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD) and Development Indicators Group (DECIG) cordially invite you to a seminar
Understanding Women and Migration: A Literature Review
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
12:30 – 2:00 PM
Venue: MC C1-100
Anjali Fleury, Consultant, World Bank Group
Benedicte de la Briere, Lead Economist, Gender, World Bank Group
David W. Yang, Deputy Assistant Administrator, USAID
Lisa McGowan, Senior Specialist for Gender Equality, Solidarity Center
Rosemary Vargas-Lundius, Chair, KNOMAD Cross-Cutting Theme Gender
Understanding the intricacies of gender and migration can result in programs and policies that enhance the benefits and decrease the economic and social costs for female migrants, who make up half of the global migrant population.This report provides a comprehensive assessment of gender and migration literature, finding that migration can improve the autonomy, human capital, and self-esteem of women, as well as boosting their authority and perceived value in families and communities.Migration can also advance more equitable social norms and improve women’s rights and access to resources, despite some notable constraints such as restrictive social norms or laws, gender and racial discrimination, and gender-specific vulnerabilities.
External participants, please contact: Irma Carrasquero (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) to RSVP and request a visitor’s pass.
Refreshments will be served.