The Gender + Migration Hub aims to support governments, civil society, and other stakeholders to ensure that migration policies are gender-responsive and align with the guiding principles of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM).

We seek to provide concrete guidance and resources on how to design, implement, monitor and evaluate gender-responsive migration policies and practices. Learn More

Capacity-Building Resources

We offer a variety of resources for enhancing gender responsiveness:

  • Guidance documents and key reference documents (on policy design, implementation)
  • GBA+ capacity building resources
  • Gender and evaluation information and guidance

Interactive Maps

Discover our maps of gender-responsive migration governance

  • practices from gender sensitive to gender-irresponsive
  • summary of the practice, relation to GCM objectives and SDGs, suggestions for enhancing GR

Evaluative Tools

Take our online quiz to discover the next steps you can take to develop more gender-responsive migration practices. We also offer:

  • GBA+ migration tool
  • Gender-responsive actions checklist

Levels of Gender Responsiveness

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Gender-Responsive

Gender-Responsive

Responds to specific needs, constraints, and opportunities of all migrants; addresses the structural causes of gender discrimination in migration and works to transform systems, policies or norms

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Gender-Specific

Gender-Specific

Focuses specifically on women or LGBTQI migrants; addresses some gender inequalities but not structural inequities

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Gender-Sensitive

Gender-Sensitive

Acknowledges but does not address gender inequalities; “in words only”

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Gender-Blind

Gender-Blind

Appears unbiased, but reinforces gender inequalities; produces uneven outcomes for women and LGBTQI migrants

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Gender-Biased

Gender-Biased

Produces negative impacts on women and LGBTQI migrants

Levels of Gender Responsiveness

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Gender-Responsive

Gender-Responsive

Responds to specific needs, constraints, and opportunities of all migrants; addresses the structural causes of gender discrimination in migration and works to transform systems, policies or norms

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Gender-Specific

Gender-Specific

Focuses specifically on women or LGBTQI migrants; addresses some gender inequalities but not structural inequities

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Gender-Sensitive

Gender-Sensitive

Acknowledges but does not address gender inequalities; “in words only”

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Gender-Blind

Gender-Blind

Appears unbiased, but reinforces gender inequalities; produces uneven outcomes for women and LGBTQI migrants

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Gender-Biased

Gender-Biased

Produces negative impacts on women and LGBTQI migrants

Project Partners

The Gender + Migration Hub project is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)’s International Migration Capacity Building Program.

The project is led by Dr. Jenna Hennebry at the International Migration Research Centre at Wilfrid Laurier University. The Research Team includes migration scholars Dr. Kira Williams, Allison Petrozziello, and Hari KC.

The Hub has been developed in collaboration with project partners, Women in Migration Network members, who play a key role in developing Hub content and engaging global and local stakeholders. Funding has been provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.