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InfoPoint conference: Gender dimensions of human security of the forcibly displaced

More women, men, boys and girls worldwide are moving in search of new opportunities and better lives. Some are forced to move due to conflict and disasters; others are trafficked or forced for various reasons; and some are migrating in search of new income possibilities.

It is recognised that a person’s sex, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation shape every stage of the migration experience. Gender dimensions are central to why people move and its consequences. Gender intersects with the person's sex, gender identity and sexual orientation, as well as other factors such as disability. It shapes these persons' experiences, including risks such as gender-based violence, relationships and access to resources. Migration and displacement furthermore influence gender roles and relations.

It is vital to understand how gender affects migration and displacement to respond in the most efficient way. Using a human rights-based approach with meaningful participation, inclusive approaches to involve the affected populations are crucial to combat poverty, enhance sustainable development and effective implementation of the EU Gender Action Plan (GAP III). This event will highlight the gender dimensions of migration and displacement in order to share best practices and evidence from the latest research.  

  • the EU's international role | international cooperation
  • Thursday 7 September 2023, 11:00 - 12:30 (CEST)

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Thursday 7 September 2023, 11:00 - 12:30 (CEST)
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