The links between gender and migration are well-understood, with extensive research on the highly gendered nature of migration drivers, dynamics and impacts associated with processes of societal transformation. The role of gender norms in shaping migratory decisions on who stays, who moves and how resources are allocated are also well-understood.

Far less attention has been paid to intersectional approaches, and the comparative dynamics of gendered processes and outcomes in the context of South-South migration. We look to redress an existing bias towards destination countries by examining countries of origin and transnational social fields. We also move beyond the focus on domestic work to overlooked sectors such as manufacturing, agriculture and tourism, in which there are highly gendered patterns of migrant employment.

Our research examines:

  • How gender ideologies and inequalities influence and change migration opportunities and outcomes.
  • How gender inequalities affect access to rights and resources in both origin and destination countries.
  • Access to legal and other remedies for migrant women and their families.