Myanmar – On International Women’s Day, March 8th, 2017 it is important to recognize women who make significant contributions to their communities.
Labu Tale, sitting on the edge of a deep inlet in Papua New Guinea is a very traditional Papuan village, with distinctive customs and rituals. These have deep significance even today as speedboats and mobile phones open it up to the modern world.
Marshall Islands – Pure blue ocean waters, coconut trees lining the horizon and untouched beaches scattered across hundreds of kilometers of ocean. It sounds like a tropical paradise, and is a tropical paradise, for some, some of the time.
Al conmemorar el Día Internacional de la Mujer en 2016, la Organización Internacional para las Migraciones (OIM) reafirma su compromiso inquebrantable con la igualdad de género y el empoderamiento
Genève, Suisse - A l’occasion de la Journée internationale de la femme 2016, l’Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM) réaffirme son engagement sans faille en faveur
Geneva, Switzerland – On International Women’s Day 2016, IOM reaffirms its unwavering commitment to gender equality and empowerment for women.
Bangladesh – As the first female driver in the IOM Mission in Bangladesh, Masuma Shemu has paved the way for other women to break into male dominated professions and help strike down gender discrimination in the work place.
Ghana - Internal migration is prevalent in Ghana, where young girls from the rural north move to the urban city markets of Accra, Kumasi and Takoradi in the south.
© IOM 2015
By Marina Gandhi and Emily Wiseman
In Mallikaithivu village in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka, local women are finding their voice and improving their livelihoods through support meetings and trainings.
The women in this community have faced many challenges, after years of conflict. They include low income, the squandering of their income on alcohol by men in the village, and in some cases, domestic violence.
© IOM/Alan Motus 2014
By Charisse Licaña
I am a newly trained carpenter, having recently spent 10 days learning how to rebuild houses. I was also the only woman on the course, out of 19 participants. In the Philippines, carpentry is still seen as a man’s occupation. It makes me proud to think that I’m helping to change people’s minds.