Gender and Migration : a Women's Movement Perspective on Negotiating Rights (India)

Women's movements in India are struggling to address problems arising from rapidly changing social relations and vulnerabilities associated with, among other things, the phenomenon of migration.

This project will allow a multidisciplinary team of economists, historians, legal experts, social scientists and advocates from the women's movement to work with policymakers at the central and regional level to produce a comprehensive and consolidated report on women and migration in India. The process will involve the preparation of background papers, joint consultation between academic scholars and activists, and field surveys.

The objective is to generate new knowledge on women and migration with reference to citizenship rights. This knowledge will be used to guide the work of practitioners, to promote gender-sensitive data collection on migration, and to inform policy aimed at addressing the rights of migrant women in the labour market.

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Start Date

Monday, March 24, 2008

End Date

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


36 months

IDRC Officer

Singh, Navsharan

Total funding

CA$ 342,600


South Asia, Central Asia, Far East Asia, India


Governance and Justice

Project Leader

Dr. Indu Agnihotri

Project Leader

Dr. Indrani Mazumdar


Centre for Women's Development Studies

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