IOM urges govt partners, UN to design gender-responsive migration policies

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By Fortune Abang

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM), Nigeria Mission, has called on government partners, civil society organisations, and the UN community in Nigeria to design gender-responsive migration policies to foster gender equality.

Nigeria Chief of Mission, Frantz Celestine, made the call in a statement in commemoration of the 2022 International Women’s Day (IWD), celebrated globally on March 8.

This year’s IWD with the theme, “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow” acknowledges the contribution of women and girls around the world, particularly in leading the charge on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response for a sustainable future.

According to him, the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development commitment to “leave no-one behind” recognises both migration and gender equality as integral to sustainable development.

“More than 135 million female migrants comprise somewhat less than half of the…



Source: News Agency of Nigeria