This document provides recommendations that underline the need for a human rights-based and gender responsive approach to migration governance and give clear direction on the full inclusion of women’s rights in the formulation and implementation of the global compact on safe, orderly and regular migration. This comprehensive list of recommendations highlights specific areas that need to be strengthened in order to ensure that the rights of migrant women and girls are promoted and protected at all stages of migration, whilst simultaneously recognizing women’s agency throughout the migration process. This document represents the outcome of an expert meeting hosted in Geneva by UN Women and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in November 2016. The meeting brought together leading experts from relevant treaty bodies, select UN agencies and civil society organizations.
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.