International Conference, Women, Migration and Development: Investing in the Future

8 Jul

CARECARE 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.

There are other CARE programmes that address empowerment of women migrant workers and advocate for decent labour conditions. In short, CARE recognizes that migration is a key development enabler, for both origin and destination countries, and aims to protect the well-being of migrants to ensure safe mobility, decent work and access to health and other basic services.

The aim of this Conference is to highlight the need to acknowledge migration as a key factor for sustainable development and the need to better protect the human rights of migrants. Special attention will be given to the particular vulnerabilities faced by women migrant workers and advocate for specific policy responses and practical solutions that can be scaled up and replicated, based on CARE’s experience in the EMPHASIS project in South Asia and other programmes

We would be delighted if you can join us for this engaging two day conference. Further details are available on the ODI Public Events page:

http://www.odi.org/events/3978-women-migration-development-investing-future

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