Gender Issues

Money across the miles


I'm working flat out to get my organization ready and well represented at a big global forum on remittances here in Bangkok this week. And as I answered yet another email I got to thinking about the people who depend on remittances for their day-to-day expenses, the people who are behind this conference.

The Trouble with Trafficking


By Joe Lowry

The trouble with human trafficking is that with all the resources and thought that has been poured into the phenomenon over the years, no one really understands what’s going on. Not governments, not NGOS, not the police, not think tanks… no one apart from the people traffickers, who change their modus operandi  like the wind, in order to stay one step ahead.

IOM Provides Legal Support to Women Heads of Migrant Households in Tajikistan

On 1 March 2013, IOM with the financial support of the Swiss Cooperation Office (SCO) launched a new project on legal empowerment of women heads of migrant households in the southern province of Tajikistan. 

What Has Happened to ‘Sex Trafficking’?

The question assumes two things: 1) that trafficking for sexual exploitation was in focus in the past, but 2) this is now no longer the case. Both assumptions are worth teasing out.

The Scoop! (on gender) in Emergencies

By Ray Leyesa

NATURAL disasters are often big news that create international headlines and bring in their wake the traveling media in all its crazy-quilt diversity. The limelight goes of course to the blow-dried anchormen and women of the networks with their retinues of fixers, producers, drivers and of course security folks.

Thinking of Gender Every Calendar Day

Women often cultivate land for food and income while men frequently hold the land title, giving them greater access to consultation and compensation. So writes Katherine Heller in her intriguing World bank blog.

Migrant's Memo: It's not OK to rip us off

female worker
By Annie Cosalan

Some floors of the Peninsula Plaza shopping centre in central Singapore are known as “Little Myanmar”.

The Double Danger of Being both a Migrant and a Woman


By IOM Director General William Lacy Swing

In today’s increasingly mobile and interconnected world, migration has become an integral part of the lives of over 100 million women. At different stages of their lives, a growing proportion of these women leave their familiar surroundings to study, work, marry, reunite with their families or flee a dangerous situation.