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ACUNS Annual Meeting
23-25 June 2022
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June 24, 10:30 - 12:00 CEST
Hybrid - Room S2 & Online

Governing Migration through a Gender Perspective: Rights, Risks, Responsibilities

  • Gender Equality
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Labor
  • Migration

Panel Abstract
Gender-related impacts of migration have become increasingly relevant, most especially as they relate to labour migration pathways and long-term corridors, including the impacts on families in origin communities (Lam & Yeoh, 2018; Shivakoti et al, 2021). In recent years, bilateral labour agreements have become increasingly popular migration governance instruments as states look to expand “orderly and regular pathways” for migration, as evidenced in the Global Compact for Migration (UN, 2018). Regularization programmes have also offered means for states to enable undocumented migrant workers to be brought into more formal labour settings. For states, such schemes can serve a dual purpose of regulating migration and addressing labour market issues. Such instruments are embedded in specific socio-economic contexts and the outcome of political processes, and the implications for gender are often neglected or under-explored. Further, new research is emerging on the impacts of COVID-19 on migrant women abroad and state repatriation efforts to assist migrant workers(Asis, 2020). This hybrid panel brings together researchers working on migration governance through a gender perspective from across the world with discussion on the implications for changing dynamics in safe, orderly and regular migration.

  • "Bilateral labour agreements through a gender lens: insights from Sri Lanka"

    • head shot grinsend copy Nicola Piper
      Nicola Piper
      Queen Mary University of London (United Kingdom)
  • "COVID-19 Impacts on Low-income Migrant Women"

    • 2022 06 21 Rose Jaji
      Rose Jaji
      University of Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe)
  • "Venezuelan migrant women and regularization"

    • Feline Freier
      Universidad del Pacífico (Peru)
  • "Gender dimensions of (returned) migrant worker households"

    • Celine Bauloz
      Celine Bauloz
      International Organization for Migration (Switzerland)
    • 2022 06 14 Jennabphoto
      Jenna Blower
      International Organization for Migration (Switzerland)
  • Chair

    • Profile Marie McAuliffe
      Marie McAuliffe
      International Organization for Migration (Switzerland)
  • Discussant

    • Eva Akerman Borje
      Eva Akerman Borje
      International Organization for Migration