[Interfaith_Immigration] Fwd: Gender and Migration Virtual Communit: yUnited Nations International Research and
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Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 11:57:32 EDT
Subject: [Interfaith_Immigration] Fwd: Gender and Migration Virtual Community
Sent: 4/22/2009 7:11:10 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Gender and Migration Virtual Community
I am pleased to announce that United Nations International Research and
Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW) is
launching a new Gender and Migration Virtual Community.
The community seeks to create a space for those who share an interest in
gender and migration to debate and reflect on issues in the field, share
information and learn from each other. The Community acts both as a
network for dialogue between civil society groups, international
organizations, governments, and researchers and as an information hub,
by creating a space for its members to share publications, resources,
contacts, and information about upcoming training and funding
Despite women's growing role as independent migrants, their increasing
participation in the sending, receiving and managing of remittances, and
the evidence pointing to the necessity of including a gender perspective
in development programs, very few studies have looked at gender,
migration, remittances and development. How do global care chains work?
How will the financial crisis affect migration and remittance flows?
What are the best practices for migrant associations? Over the next few
months the community will be considering these issues and more. Members
of the community will also have the opportunity to start discussions of
their own, ask for information, and share articles, documents,
publications, news items and events.
To register for the virtual community please click here.
To read more about the community please click here.
Please feel free to share this invitation with colleagues who may be
interested or to contact me if you have any questions. I do hope you
will join us!
Elders of 4 Colors 4 Directions
Hitec Aztec Collaborations/FM Global
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