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Beijing Platform for Action. Paragraph 154


Author(s): Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Publication (Outlet/Website): The Good Men Project

Publication Date (yyyy/mm/dd): 2019/09/25

154. Women migrant workers, including domestic workers, contribute to the economy of the sending country through their remittances and also to the economy of the receiving country through their participation in the labour force. However, in many receiving countries, migrant women experience higher levels of unemployment compared with both non-migrant workers and male migrant workers.

Beijing Declaration (1995)

Paragraph 154 focuses on the domains of specified workers in the world. Its domain or universe of discourses migrant women workers and domestic women workers. Those who “contribute… to the economy of the sending country through their remittances.” Then they benefit the receiving country because of the participation in the labour force as well.In this, the simplified image can be seen. Women work in the country or outside of the country and contribute to the home country finances or the foreign country due to the remittances or participation in the workforce. In fact, this trend has probably greatly expanded in the era of the rise of women, especially in the professional domains of women attaining more education, calling out bad men, and looking for the more nuanced forms of equality and justice.The problem, as has been the case, and as stipulated, is “migrant women” undergoing disproportionate biases in the form of unemployment compared to the “non-migrant workers and male migrant workers.” These differences eschew principles of gender equality and undergird issues of some systematic biases between the gender-egalitarian strivings of the international systems and the trend in so many societies of the time, and less so now, to keep gender roles fixed in stature within the domains of work as well.As should be noted, migrant women workers are in a vulnerable place too. Their precarious status in another country and in employment rights may leave them in worse conditions than mere considerations of lesser income on the job and in equal access to jobs in another country. All these are serious considerations for women migrant workers.–(Updated 2020-07-07, only use the updated listing, please) Not all nations, organizations, societies, or individuals accept the proposals of the United Nations; one can find similar statements in other documents, conventions, declarations and so on, with the subsequent statements of equality or women’s rights, and the important days and campaigns devoted to the rights of women and girls too:Documents

Strategic Aims

Celebratory Days

Guidelines and Campaigns

Women and Men Women’s Rights Campaigners


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