This report casts light on the situation of undocumented women and women residing in Europe without a valid residence or work permit. These specific situations increase their vulnerability and expose them to different types of violence and exploitation. The report emphasises on the importance of the involvement of service providers, policy makers and law enforcement personnel in taking measures that ensure the protection of these women. It also offers a practical overview of the methods that address gender-based discrimination and violence against undocumented 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.