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Exclusion of Migrant Women in Africa | Access to Identity Documentation for Migrant Women


Mar 22, 2021
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  Continuing the Series on Migrant Women  In continuing the series on the exclusion of migrant women, we are looking at accessing and maintaining identity documents by migrant women in Africa and globally.   Previously in this SIHMA series on the exclusion of migrant women, we have discussed the lack of access to the labour market and the labour-related policy making [i]. The second blog was more devoted to mental and physical health and access to...

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International Women's Day


Mar 08, 2021
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On International Women’s Day SIHMA recognises and celebrates the role migrant women in Africa and in societies across the world. We recognise migrant women’s contribution, their experiences and the challenges faced and overcome. Migrant women and girls are particularly vulnerable to abuse and exploitation and are far too frequently marginalised and excluded from access to rights and opportunities. In 2020 the Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa launched a series on the Exclusion of Migrant women in...

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Exclusion of Migrant Women in Africa | Access to Housing


Feb 23, 2021
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Continuing the Series on Migrant Women In continuing the series on the exclusion of migrant women, we are looking at the limited access to housing that migrant women have around Africa and around the world.    Previously in this SIHMA series...

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Exclusion of migrant women in Africa | Access to education


Dec 08, 2020
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  Continuing the Series on Migrant Women   Continuing our series on the exclusion of migrant women, we are looking at the rather limited access to education that migrant women have around Africa. The education of any child, boy or girl, is an undeniably essential and fundamental human right. However, for millions of women and girls among the world’s migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking population, education is not a reality. Migrant and displaced...

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Exclusion of migrant women | Access to health care


Nov 10, 2020
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  Continuing the Series on Migrant Women. In the first edition of SIHMA’s series on the exclusion of migrant women, we discussed the particular lack of access to the labour market and the exclusion of migrant women from labour-related policy making (1). This second article addresses the even more intimate issue that is physical and mental well-being and access to health services. Indeed reports, such as the 2018 World Health Organization (WHO)  reports entitled...

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The Exclusion of Migrant Women in Africa | Access to the Labour Market


Oct 13, 2020
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  About the blog series Studies show that intra African female migration is a growing phenomenon in recent years as more and more women migrate (1). For instance, since 1994, South Africa has received an influx of migrant women from various parts of Sub-Saharan Africa (2) and the proportion of female migrants in Sub-Saharan African has risen from 46.4 in 2005 to 47.5% in 2019 (3). Migrant women represent a particularly disadvantaged group: gender, ethnicity and racial discrimination...

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