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Uncertain Pathways: How gender shapes the experiences of children on the move

Uncertain Pathways: How gender shapes the experiences of children on the move

Age plays a critical role in a child’s migration, but how will gender mediate that experience? Which gender-specific vulnerabilities, needs, and opportunities influence the lives of girls and boys on the move?

This report reviews the existing evidence base – official statistics and quantitative and qualitative studies from the community level to the global level – to shed light on these important questions. Examining the available information not only indicates where and how children on the move need targeted resources, support and protection, but also pinpoints areas needing further investigation.

Available data and research demonstrate that gender plays a pivotal role from the time the decision to leave home is made, and continues to shape experiences and vulnerabilities throughout the child’s journey and integration process at the destination. COVID-19 has added another layer of complexity to the lives of children on the move, exacerbating pre-existing insecurities in some dimensions and introducing new ones. Girls in particular are feeling many of these effects acutely, such as gender-based violence.

Date de publication
Type de ressource
Public cible
All
Langue
Échelle géographique
Produit d’un groupe de travail
No
Processus d’examen régional
Non
Objectifs Pacte mondial pour la migration
ODD
SDG.5 - Gender Equality
Mots-clés
Child and young migrants
Gender
État
Publié

*Toutes les références au Kosovo doivent être comprises dans le contexte de la résolution 1244 (1999) du Conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies.