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High-Level Launch of the Policies and Practice Guide to Gender-Responsive Implementation of the Global Compact for Migration

Date: - EDT

The purpose of this high-level event is to formally launch the innovative online policies and practice guide, giving participants the first chance to view the online tool and learn how it can support policymakers and practitioners in gender-responsive implementation of the GCM.

The purpose of the Policies and Practice: A Guide to Gender-Responsive Implementation of the Global Compact for Migration is to provide clear, concrete, and practical guidance to governments and other key stakeholders on gender-responsive implementation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM). Building on the gender-responsive approach outlined in the guiding principles of the GCM, this guide prioritizes the specific needs, challenges and vulnerable situations of women, girls and gender non-conforming people at all stages of migration due to their increased vulnerabilities to human rights violations and gender-based discrimination. It takes into consideration the multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination they may face while highlighting the positive contributions they make in countries of origin, transit, and destination.