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EIGE Sectoral Brief : Gender and Migration

09.10.2020 / Created by (EMWF)

Gender is a crucial variable when looking into the policy area of migration. The lack of a gender perspective in migration, asylum and integration policies can have detrimental effects on the women and men on the move. Whether they are forced to move, migrate on voluntary basis or their reasons for migration are a combination of the two, women and men, girl and boy migrants are a highly heterogeneous group and a careful analysis of gender as a basis and source of discrimination cannot neglect or overlook diversity of experiences. Women and men migrants experience intersectional discrimination based on multiple factors including gender identity, sexual orientation, migration status, age and class.

The main gender inequality issues related to migration status in the EU, according to this report from EIGE (European Institue for Gender Equality) are:

  • labour market participation, deskilling and the informal economy;
  • family reunification;
  • international protection;
  • gender-based violence.


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  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : European Institute for Gender Equality, EIGE
  • Publishing house : Publications Office of the European Union
  • Publication date : 2020
  • Number of pages : 28
  • Language : English


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