This course 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. Participants will gain knowledge and capacities to design programmes and policies that strengthen the positive effects of migration in terms of development, both in origin and destination countries.
The course is divided into the following modules:
1. Introduction to Gender, Migration, and Development
2. Impact of Remittances on Local Economies in Origin Countries from a Gender Perspective
3. Global Care Chains
4. Migration Policies and Migrant Women’s Rights
The course is designed for officials of public institutions and ministries dealing with migration issues; representatives of workers’ organizations; representatives of employers’ organizations; NGOs; diaspora and migrant associations; international development agencies; regional economic communities; research institutes.