Date: 2 March 2010

Venue: Conference Room E (TNLB)


Set in the context of the 54th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) held from 1 to 12 March 2010, with a view to the 2010 Annual Ministerial Review (AMR) of the Economic and Social Council held in New York in the last week of June on the topic of gender equality and the empowerment of women, this side event aimed at raising awareness about the relevance of international migration to these discussions and to enhance participants’ understanding of female migration patterns, and the rights, protection needs and development contributions of women migrants. Find the side event's summary report here.

Working language: English

Related Documents:


Female Migration

Ms. Anke Strauss, Liaison Officer, International Organization for Migration

Female Migration and Reproductive Health

Ms. Aminata Toure, Chief of the Gender, Human Rights and Cultural Branch, UNFPA

African Immigrant Women and Girls in New York

Ms. Asmaa Donahue, Senior Program Officer, Sauti Yetu Center for African Women

Analytical Framework for Studying Women's Migration

Ms. Rhacel Salazar Parreñas, Professor, Brown University

Additional Information
Information note on the panel (pdf)

Agenda (pdf)