Saturday, December 27, 2014

Human Rights and Migrant Women : Together in Solidarity; Recommendation 6

a)      Uphold and promote equality and non-discrimination for all migrant women, recognizing first and foremost their humanity and dignity.

b)      Extend the Beijing Platform for Action with specific reference to the inclusion of all migrant women and girls, regardless of status.

c)      Ratify and fully implement all international conventions on migration as well as international labour standards to strengthen the protection of migrant women.

d)      Empower migrant women to self-organize, and support migrant women’s organizations including networking and advocacy.

e)      Recognize and regularize all migrant women and their children; extend social protection, social security, and full health care, including covering sexual and reproductive health and rights, to all migrant women and girls.

f)       Support migrant family unity and integrity by family reunification policies and an immediate end to deportation practices that separate families.

g)      Provide equal treatment for refugees, asylum seekers and displaced women.

h)      Provide quality secondary, vocational, and tertiary education and lifelong learning for migrant girls and women, particularly to support integration and access to employment.

i)        Allocate robust financial, political, diplomatic and legislative resources and efforts to prevent trafficking of girls and women, recognizing the lifelong impacts of displacement, lack of legal protection, and associated trauma.

The Geneva NGO Forum appreciates the extensive volunteer support and contributions of women’s and feminist organizations and individuals, as well as all the partners that supported the Beijing+20 NGO Review especially the Governments of Switzerland, the State of Geneva, the City of Geneva, Canada, the Netherlands, and the USA, among others. We deeply extend our gratitude to the UN Economic Commission for Europe, the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG) and UN Women for their collaboration. The forum was convened by the NGO Committee on the Status of Women (CSW), Geneva. Further information is available on

  Fragmento de obra de Roberto Noboa

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