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Niger Niger’s Making Migration Safe for Women Programme The Government of Niger, working with UN Women and the Government of Germany, is implementing the “Making Migration Safe for Women” program with the goal of helping to ensure that international norms and standards for protecting and promoting migrant women’s rights are strengthened and that migration is …

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United States of America USA’s Safe Space Initiative for LGBTQIA+ Refugees The Government of the United States of America, with help from IOM, worked through the Refugee Admissions Program and IOM Resettlement Support Centers to create safe spaces for welcoming and confidential spaces to protect LGBTQIA+ refugees. The initiative assists LGBTQIA+ migrants in their settlement …

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Peru Peru Integrates Gender-Responsive Data into Policy Planning The Government of Peru developed a gender and climate change action plan in 2014. The implementation of the plan aims to simultaneously reduce gender inequality while adapting to climate change, including by gathering and using more data on women migrants in the country. It has formed consultative …

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Ecuador Ecuador’s Campaigns Against Gender-Based Violence Among Migrant Women The Government of Ecuador, with assistance from IOM, launched a comprehensive sensitisation campaign against gender-based violence including discussions, radio broadcasts, film screenings and workshops. The campaign took place in a region of the country hosting displaced populations from Colombia and reached over 3,000 people. In addition, …

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Brazil Brazil Provides Health Care to Migrant Women through Amparo Maternal The Government of Brazil provides health care services to migrant women through Amparo Maternal. The institution receives migrant and refugee women, giving them specialised care in the health system. It also promotes and provides migrant women with care during pregnancy and after delivery. Read …

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Argentina Argentina Provides Regularization and Support for Migrant Women The Government of Argentina fostered an innovative approach to integration of self-employed migrants through a regularization program between 2004 and 2013. Targeting applicants from Senegal and the Dominican Republic, the program heavily benefited women, who were able to start their own small businesses. The program allowed …

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New Zealand New Zealand’s Gender Implications Statement From 2002 to 2008, the Government of New Zealand required a Gender Implications Statement to accompany all cabinet papers, including on migration policies. This action required analysis of all policy proposal’s gendered impacts, with requirements to address issues, identify unique needs to vulnerable groups and ensure appropriate instruments …

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El Salvador El Salvador’s Plan of Action: Women, Peace and Security 2017-2022 The Government of El Salvador established protection of migrant women in its Plan of Action: Women, Peace and Security 2017-2022. The plan gives special attention to migrant women who are victims of trafficking. In addition, the strategic plan of the Salvadorian Institute for …

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Sweden Sweden and UNHCR Enhance Protection for LGBTQIA+ Asylum Applications The Government of Sweden, in conjunction with UNHCR, is training all government staff in the Nordic countries to improve due process and data collection for LGBTQIA+ asylum-seekers. Data are used to ensure special procedural safeguards are maintained during the application process. The Swedish migration agency, …

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United Kingdom Scotland’s Close the Gap Initiative The Government of Scotland is funding its “Close the Gap” initiative designed to enhance and secure public sector gender equality. To do this, it is focusing on collection, use and publication of gender-responsive data, including on migrant women in the labour force. Scotland is working to identify and …

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