Syrian refugees

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), specifically to realize the 20+ GCM references to gender-responsiveness.

The Gender & Migration Hub seeks to provide concrete guidance and resources on how to design, implement, monitor and evaluate gender-responsive migration policies and practices.

Jenna Hennebry

Jenna Hennebry

Project Leader
Jenna is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies and the Balsillie School of International Affairs, and Co-Founder of the International Migration Research Centre at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Hari KC

Hari KC

Research Team
Hari is a doctoral candidate in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. His dissertation examines labour migration governance with a focus on Nepali women migrant workers in the Gulf countries.
Rosemary Kimani-Dupuis

Rosemary Kimani-Dupuis

Research Team
Rosemary is a doctoral candidate at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Her research work is with African women refugees focusing on their experiences of trauma and violence, and how this intersects with their health, well-being, resilience and access to the right to health.

Allison Petrozziello

Research Team
Allison is a specialist in gender, migration, human rights, and development and author of the UN Women publication Gender on the Move: Working on the Migration-Development Nexus from a Gender Perspective. She is currently a PhD candidate in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs.

Women in Migration Network (WIMN)

Carol Barton

Carol Barton

Carol Barton is Co-Coordinator of the Women in Migration Network, founded in 2012. With decades of experience in intersectional social justice organising, Carol has an extensive background in non-profit education and advocacy with faith-based and feminist organisations. She co-led the Women's International Coalition for Economic Justice and led both the Immigrant Rights and Economic Inequality initiatives at United Methodist Women. She brings her abundance of experience to issues of migration and gender.
Paola Cyment

Paola Cyment

Paola Cyment is an independent consultant with 15 years of expertise in migration, gender, human rights and development. She works as coordinator of the "Bridging Gender and Migration" project at Women in Migration Network as well as a member of the Expert Working Group on Addressing Women's Human Rights in the Global Compact on Migration. Paola has worked in different positions with domestic and international organisations conducting research advocacy, institutional development and project management.



Kira Williams

Kira is a critical human geographer and a post-doctoral fellow at Wilfrid Laurier University after completing a PhD in 2018. Their research focuses on international migration, political geography and analytical methodology.
Zoë Catterall

Zoë Catterall

Zoë Catterall is an undergraduate student at Wilfrid Laurier University, majoring in Women and Gender Studies and Cultural Studies, and minoring in Sociology. She is interested in interprofessional healthcare, environmentalism, and social inequality.
Karen Cook

Karen Cook

Karen Cook is a graduate from the Balsillie School of International Affairs and a recipient of the Global Affairs International Public Policy Idea Challenge in 2020. Her other specialisations include human security, international law and trade.
Thet Mon Myat Thein

Thet Mon Myat Thein

Thet Mon is a Master of Arts in International Development and Policy (MAIDP) candidate at Harris School of Public Policy, the University of Chicago. Her area of focus is on migration and gender policy.

Advisory Committee

  • Hilary Anderson, Organization of American States
  • Alexis Nadine Bautista, Migrant Women’s Forum (Asia)
  • So Young Chang, International Organization for Migration
  • Sarah Gammage
  • Carolina Gottardo, International Detention Coalition
  • Jenna Holliday
  • Ray Jureidini, Hamad Bin Khalifa University
  • Pefi Kingi, Migrant Women’s Forum (Pacific)
  • Michele LeVoy, Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants
  • Monami Pisky Maulik, UN Network on Migration/IOM
  • Susanne Melde, International Organization for Migration
  • Amy Meudin, UN Network on Migration/IOM
  • Nicola Piper, Queen Mary University of London
  • Pamela Morgan, NGO Committee on Migration
  • Vani Saraswathi, Migrant-Rights.Org
  • Michael Stewart-Evans, UN Women
  • Can Ünver, UN Committee on Migrant Workers
  • Pamela Villalobos Koeniger, UN Economic Commission for Latin America & the Caribbean
  • Margaret Walton-Roberts, Wilfrid Laurier University

Project Partners

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

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.

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