Building peace in the minds of men and women

E-journal “Diversities” publishes issue on “Forced and voluntary migration of women”

UNESCO and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity present a new issue of the jointly published e-journal “Diversities”, entitled “Female Migration Outcomes II”. This volume focuses on migration of women, and studies specifically its outcomes against a range of difficulties faced in both forced migration and voluntary migration.

What do we do to ensure that women do benefit from migration, whether in terms of enjoyment of rights or successful integration? What are the difficulties or challenges in ensuring that women do benefit from migration on an equal footing? What enabled women to make the most of migration in certain contexts? And what can be learnt from this?

The papers address these questions by presenting a variety of circumstances and factors impacting on migration outcomes. They range across contexts and continents. Unusually for the literature on migration they include both forced migration and voluntary forms of migration. They also highlight the array of actors who can help to impede or accelerate and enhance the benefits of migration. Topics studied vary from remittances sent by women migrants in Singapore, to integration and multiculturalism in the Netherlands, to refugee women’s involvement with development programming in The Gambia, and more.

The issue follows up on Vol. 13, No. 1 “Female Migration Outcomes: Human Rights Perspectives”, which was published in 2011.

“Diversities” is an academic and professional online journal published bi-annually by UNESCO and the Max Planck Institute. It aims to provide a platform for international, interdisciplinary and policy-related social science research in the fields of migration, multicultural policies and human rights and to promote the relevance of social science research for policy-making.