Political Empowerment for Female Migrants

Pescinski, Janina (2016). Political Empowerment for Female Migrants. United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture, and Mobility.

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  • Author Pescinski, Janina
    Title Political Empowerment for Female Migrants
    Publication Date 2016-11-10
    Place of Publication Barcelona
    Publisher United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture, and Mobility
    Pages 15
    Language eng
    Abstract This policy report identifies strategies to promote political empowerment for female immigrants in the European Union. Migrants lack access to participation in formal government structures; therefore, policies are made for and about them without their input. Although certain forms of political participation are reserved for citizens, immigrants find alternative ways of exercising their political agency by practicing their human rights to freedoms of association, assembly, and expression. Female migrant leaders play a central role in establishing immigrant women’s associations, through which migrant women are empowered as political actors. Governments and the local and national levels should promote the political empowerment of female migrants by putting in place policies that facilitate the creation and sustainability of migrant women’s associations and establishing platforms for those associations to dialogue with the broader community and government.
    Keyword Female agency
    Copyright Holder United Nations University
    Copyright Year 2016
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISSN 24124419
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    Created: Wed, 16 Nov 2016, 01:13:21 JST by Valeria Bello on behalf of UNU GCM