Women and Migration, Source Survey
This month, we are delighted to bring you our first Special Issue, this
one dedicated to understanding the complex relationship between migration and
gender. As one of our contributors writes, the migration of women "has raised
both prospects and pains." This issue takes a closer look at both sides of the
migration coin for women. Our next Special Issue this spring will look at
migration and development.
You'll also find on our home page a very important survey. We hope you
will take a few minutes to share your thoughts on the issues and data we should
tackle for you over the next year. Your comments are extremely valuable to us.
Click here to go directly
to the Survey.
This issue also includes articles by:
Monica Boyd of the University of Toronto and MPI Data Manager Elizabeth
Grieco on the evolution of gender and migration theory.
We've also added an
extensive resource list in case you want to read
Deborah E. Anker, Head of the Harvard Law School Immigration &
Refugee Clinical Program; and Paul T. Lufkin, Judicial Staff Attorney with the
Supreme Court of California, on the symbiotic relationship between human rights
law and refugee law in matters of gender.
Bela Hovy, Head of UNHCR's Registration and Statistics Unit, on the
role of data in tailoring services and programs to meet
the needs of women,
children, and other populations with special needs in refugee settings.
Hania Zlotnik, Chief of the Population Estimates and Projections Section of the UN Population Division,
new revelations on the feminization of migration
flows based on recently available UN data
Maruja M.B. Asis, Director for Research and Publications at the
Philippines Scalabrini Migration Center on
women and migration in the Asian
In addition, you'll find this month's
Spotlight on sex ratios of
various foreign-born groups in the United States by MPI Data Manager Elizabeth
A profile of Austria, by Michael Jandl
and Albert Kraler of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development, is the
latest addition to our library of Country Profiles.
Our In the News articles include:
Immigrants as Mothers, Wives, and Workers
in Australia and
Religion and Secularism Meet in Germany's Headscarf Battle.
Don't forget to visit our Who's Where feature
and our Global Data
Center to find out more about where migrants are going around the world.
In April, look for details on the Berne Initiative by Michele
Klein Solomon, Michel Poulain on migration data in Europe, Erin Patrick with an
Afghanistan update, and Kimberly Hamilton on migration and the Greek EU
Presidency. We'll also be releasing new Norwegian data in the Global Data
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On behalf of the Source team, thank you for your comments and
Kimberly Hamilton, Ph.D
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