Join this MRI co-sponsored parallel event on March 12, 2015, organized by the Women & Global Migration Working Group.
Since Beijing in 1995, the feminization of migrant labour has grown exponentially. Efforts to implement the Beijing Platform have been locked to a pro-growth economic model focused on exports (including the export of women’s labour), privatization, deregulation, communication of nature, and free trade. This has led to growing income inequality, loss of land, precarious jobs, failed social service infrastructure, and displacement.
A reliance on exploitation of migrant women’s labour and their remittances to finance development undermines rights. Women’s human rights, including labour rights and migrant rights, requires development justice.
Join this parallel event to the UN 59th Commission on the Status of Women Beijing +20.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
10:30am to 12:00 noon
Church Centre for the United Nations – 2nd floor