Rapid Assessment of the Situations of Women Migrating from, into and through Niger

Authors/editor(s): UN WOMEN Niger

This Rapid Assessment, the first of its kind in Niger, aims to highlight the challenges that women may face migrating from, into and through the country. It has been developed based on a desk review of existing literature as well as information received from questionnaires completed by relevant governmental and non-governmental organizations and interviews with UN agencies and other development partners. However, the availability of comprehensive sex-disaggregated data in Niger is limited. As part of this study, relevant policy and legal frameworks related to migration in the country were analyzed from a gender perspective, and the extent to which migration issues are integrated into Nigerien frameworks related to gender issues was explored. The assessment presents the positive steps that have been taken and the challenges that remain in developing and implementing gender-responsive migration policies.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Africa; Niger

Subject area(s): Trafficking/sexual exploitation; Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Gender discrimination; Economic empowerment; Employment; Migrant workers; Gender statistics; Sex-disaggregated data; Migration; Governance and national planning; Access to basic services; Ending violence against women and girls; Health; COVID-19; Human rights; Women’s rights

Resource type: Assessments

UN Women office involved in publication: West and Central Africa Regional Office

Publication year: 2021

Number of pages: 48

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)