The Africa Migration Data Network (AMDN) is pleased to invite you to their webinar series on migration data themes in an African context.
Established in 2021, the Africa Migration Data Network (AMDN) aims to promote a continental exchange of good practices on migration data issues, facilitate coordination and collaboration among members of the network in the implementation of migration data-related initiatives, and improve their effectiveness through dissemination and outreach.
The AMDN is managed by a Steering Group including representatives from:
- The African Union Commission’s Institute of Statistics (STATAFRIC),
- The International Organisation for Migration’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC),
- Statistics Sweden (SCB), and
- The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and OECD Development Centre
6th Webinar: Migration and gender: Migration data for the protection of migrant women
To register please sign up here. You are cordially invited to pass on the invitation to interested colleagues.
Women account for approximately half of the estimated 270 million international migrants worldwide in 2019. Migrant women contribute massively to the overall outflow of remittances sent by immigrants from their destination countries to their countries of origin. At the same time, women earn less, have harsher working conditions and are much more vulnerable to trafficking for sexual exploitation. In spite of the needs, there are significant challenges concerning the collection, analysis and use of gender responsive data, reflecting differences and inequalities between women and men. Such data is necessary to promote a deepened understanding of migration trends, gaps, challenges and inequalities and to strengthen policies that are gender responsive.
The webinar will address the availability and use of disaggregated, gender responsive migration statistics and give examples of how data from national surveys have been utilized to highlight gender dimensions and the needs and vulnerability of female migrants. The session will include sharing of experiences from experts working in NSO's in Africa as well as the perspective from UN Women.