Understood as a social construction of femininity and
masculinity and inequalities consequent upon these constructions, gender
fundamentally influences migration and its impacts on societies and
individuals. It shapes migration processes at different levels: who migrates,
why, where, for how long and with what consequences? Gender ideologies also
(often implicitly) form migration policies and institutions which try to
control migration flows.
This thematic section aims at discussing gender and
migration at different levels of analysis and asks how gender differentiates
migrants’ experiences, formation of migrant women’s and men’s identities and
how it permeates migration practices, policies and institutions.
Photograph by Jozef Ondzik (project "How many paths to