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May 18, 2024
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MIG 715 - Gender and Migration
The course employs a gender lens to study various forms of migration, forced and exploitative migration and trafficking in persons. Migration can contribute to socio-economic development but it can also be an outcome and a cause of vulnerabilities. Migrant women tend to be particularly vulnerable to involuntary servitude and trafficking, while the gender division of labor resulting from migration often leads to more abuse and less protection for women migrants by labor and immigration laws. As such, the course looks at structural and social determinants that enable such transnational migration and trafficking to take place, the gendered impact of such movements, and the range of measures and legal instruments that exist locally, regionally and internationally that cover migrants and trafficked persons. Topics include but are not limited to international gendered labor markets, migration to and from the Middle East, domestic labor, Human Trafficking; Sex trafficking, displacement through conflict and development, remittances, and human rights.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Tutorial

Social & Education Sciences Department

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