CARE International and the Overseas Development Institute are organising an International Conference, Women, Migration and Development: Investing in the Future which aims to bring policy makers, donors, practitioners, private sector, government and UN agencies to focus on issues, challenges and opportunities around migration. This conference will take place in London on 17-18 of July 2014.
CARE has been working on gender, migration and development issues for the past several years in different parts of the world. In South Asia, CARE has been implementing a 5-year regional project, ‘Enhancing Mobile Populations’ Access to HIV and AIDS Services, Information and Support (EMPHASIS)’, funded by the Big Lottery Fund, which aims to reduce HIV&AIDS vulnerability among cross-border migrants from Bangladesh to India and Nepal to India; and to influence national and regional policies relating to safe mobility. A key component of the project is to focus on women’s empowerment along the continuum of mobility.