Stories of Women in Migration

The Women & Global Migration Working Group focuses on Women IN Migration. This goes beyond migrant women to explore the realities of all women affected by migration, including: * women whose families are separated when husbands or children migrate * women searching for lost loved ones along the migrant trail * women forced to migrate […]

WGMWG Plays Active Role in Civil Society Days, GFMD 2015

Civil Society Days — GFMD Rapporteur on Women’s Final Report Press Release: On Eve of International Forum on Migration and Development… The Women & Global Migration Working Group (WGMWG) will play an active role at the Civil Society Days (CSD-GFMD) in Istanbul, 12-14 October, as presenters and advocates.  Gender rapporteurs will monitor all of the […]

Monami Maulik at UN panel discussion on migrant workers’ convention

On Tuesday, June 30, Monami Maulik represented the Women and Global Migration Working Group in a UN panel discussion on migrant workers’ rights, held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. The panel celebrated the 25th anniversary of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers and Members of […]

Women’s Labour Migration: Flawed Development Strategies & the Way Forward

Join us on Thursday, March 12 from 10:30am to 12:00 noon for a parallel event to the UN 59th Commission on the Status of Women!

SDG’s and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Critical concerns, analyses, talking points As nations gather in New York this week for the opening of the UN General Assembly, gender justice advocates arrived from around the world for Monday’s (9/22) Special Session on ICPD Beyond 2014.  The International Conference on Population & Development Programme of Action is 20 years old, and the UN […]

UN High Level Dialogue on Migration & Development 2013

National Priorities, Tools for Collaboration, & Accountability The UN General Assembly (68th session) held a High Level Dialogue on Migration & Development in New York from 3-4 October.  Member states issued a Declaration calling for respect of human rights and international labor standards. At the same time, 91 member states made speeches where they lifted up national […]

2014 PGA to Take Place in Stockholm, Sweden

Migrants Rights International (MRI) and the International Committee for the People’s Global Action on Migration, Development & Human Rights (PGA), are pleased to announce that the 2014 PGA will take place this year in Stockholm, Sweden, on 9-11 May (Friday-Sunday) 2014.  General details are as follows: Dates & Times – 9 May (Friday); 5:00pm (17:00) – 9:00pm (21:00) – 10 May (Saturday); 9:00am (09:00) – 9:00pm (21:00) – 11 May (Sunday);  9:00am (09:00) […]

WGMWG at the 2014 Commission on the Status of Women

The Women’s Global Migration Working Group was active at the NGO Forum to the United Nations Convention on the Status of Women in New York. On Thursday, March 13, 2014, WGMWG conducted a workshop at the forum entitled Flipping the Post-2015 Development Discourse: Promoting Accountability for Women and Migrant Human Rights & Social Protection. The […]

Launch of global platform for rights of women in migration

The Women & Global Migration Working Group has launched a platform for the rights of women in migration at the Peoples’ Global Action 2013 addressing the governments gathered for the United Nations High Level Dialogue this week. Please see flyer below and a pdf of the front is available  here and the back is available here.  The […]

Migration workshops next week

The Women & Global Migration Working Group will co-host a series of workshops at the People’s Global Action on Migration, Development and Human Rights in New York next week, in conjunction with the United Nations High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development.  Please click here  for a list of workshops.  The Women & Migration caucus […]