Women on the Move

No. of pages: 8

Publication Date: 2006

Author: International Organization for Migration

An expert group meeting on "Female Migrants: Bridging the gaps throughout the life cycle" was organized in May 2006 by UNFPA and IOM in light of the opportunity to highlight the issue of female migrants at the High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development organized in September 2006.

More than fifty independent experts from countries of origin, transit and destination, as well as representatives from governments, international agencies, NGOs, and diaspora organizations gathered in New York to discuss the needs, challenges, opportunities and rights of female migrants.

The brochure gives a summary of the recommendations and conclusions from the meeting. More details of the discussion from the expert group meeting can be found in the technical report Female Migrants: Bridging the gaps throughout the life cycle.

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