94.5 million international migrants are women. On the occasion of a session of the United Nations General Assembly on migration, the UNFPA has prepared a report on the challenges and opportunities linked to women's international migration. The report focuses on the positive impact of migrant women on the socioeconomic development and destination countries. The dark side of migration is also addressed with a chapter on trafficking in women and the exploitation of women domestic workers. Indeed, migrant women are among the most vulnerable with regards to human rights violations, both as migrants and women.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.