SIHMA | Scalabrini Institute For Human Mobility In Africa

Tag: gender

Women are migrating to follow their aspirations

Dec 11, 2018
Categories: Discussion

As of 2017, the total number of international migrants is estimated at around 258 million of which 48 percent are women. The term feminization of migration indicates an increase in the percentage of female migrants and refers to women who migrate independently. Scholars debate whether the feminization of migration is a new phenomenon or not. Some argue that women have always migrated but their movements were of less interest to academics. Between 1960 and 2015, the female share...