Today, International Women's Day, the International Organization for Migration has published the report "Women & Girls on the Move: A Snapshot of Available Evidence". The report finds that gender is a significant factor influencing all aspects of human mobility: from the decision to migrate, to transit across borders, to settlement in the destination country or the choice to return home. Thus, gender or gender-based discrimination conditions access to services, the labour market or other opportunities and benefits.
This report focuses primarily on the situation of women and girls on the move. It provides an overview of available data disaggregated by sex at the international level, recognising the importance of data that help to understand the gender dimensions of human mobility. However, as the report itself admits, there is a lack of gender analysis based on the gendered experiences and needs and characteristics of different groups of people, from a non-binary perspective that focuses exclusively on sex.
This analysis is very important to understand different forms of gender discrimination, which not only affect women, but also other people who move for many reasons, but the contexts of discrimination make their situation differential.
In our CLIMOVE Project we work to provide recognition and protection measures from a gender perspective, in contexts of vulnerabilities and impacts derived from climate change.
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