Women account for approximately half of the estimated 270 million international migrants worldwide in 2019. Migrant women contribute massively to the overall outflow of remittances sent by immigrants from their destination countries to their countries of origin. At the same time, women earn less, have harsher working conditions and are much more vulnerable to trafficking for sexual exploitation. In spite of the needs, there are significant challenges concerning the collection, analysis and use of gender responsive data, reflecting differences and inequalities between women and men. Such data is necessary to promote a deepened understanding of migration trends, gaps, challenges and inequalities and to strengthen policies that are gender responsive.
The webinar addresses the availability and use of disaggregated, gender responsive migration statistics and give examples of how data from national surveys have been utilized to highlight gender dimensions and the needs and vulnerability of female migrants. The session will include sharing of experiences from experts working in NSOs in Africa as well as the perspective from UN Women.
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