Excerpt: International migration – women and men moving from one country to another in search of decent work opportunities and a better life – has occurred throughout history. Yet migration has become one of the defining global issues at the dawn of the twenty-first century, rising to the top of the policy agenda at national, regional and international levels.

Because of the rapid growth of female labour migration – often referred to as the feminization of migration, and because women and men migrants’ experiences often differ, increased attention is today given to the gender dimensions of migration, including issues of special protection for women. Overall migration policy therefore requires specific gender sensitive analysis and solutions.

The full brochure by ILO can be accessed here:
Women and men migrant workers: Moving towards equal rights and opportunities

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