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Now Available: 2nd Version of Gender on the Move Manual

22 March 2017

The UN Women Training Centre is pleased to present the 2nd Version of the Manual “Gender on the move: working the migration-development nexus from a gender perspective,” which aims to build the gender analysis capacity of those working in the field of migration and development to bring about a model of development that is centered on people, human rights, and on the principle of gender equality.

This new version is enriched with content, references and activities that are the result of the experiences of training, research and projects implemented globally by UN Women in the period 2013-2016. The manual in its new edition, aims to promote reflection on femininity and masculinity in the immigration context. It also includes an analysis from a gender perspective, migration tools such as bi-national agreements, contracts for domestic work and training for migrants before they take their departure.

The manual aims to provoke thinking and action around migration and development from a gender and rights-based perspective, bringing to the fore migration for care, the importance of putting the right to care on the development agenda, and migrant women’s rights. The manual also offers a series of tools to help design programmes and policies that strengthen the positive effects of migration in terms of development, both in origin and destination countries. The manual, which is available in English and Spanish, is divided into a facilitator’s guide and four training guides, each of which has a self-directed learning section and an activities section for designing face-to-face trainings.

Content of the Manual includes:

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Gender, Migration, and Development
  • Chapter 2: Impact of Remittances on Local Economies in Origin Countries from a Gender Perspective
  • Chapter 3: Global Care Chains
  • Chapter 4: Migration Policies and Migrant Women’s Rights
  • Chapter 5:Emerging Issues in Gender, Migration and Development

The target population for this manual includes various institutions and organizations, such as agencies pertaining to the United Nations system, technical personnel from NGOs and civil society organizations, donor organizations who are interested in the topic, and representatives of official organisms or public institutions.

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