Migrant Brides in the Matchmaking Industry: Blurring the Binaries

While socio-economic and gender inequalities are at the core of the transnational “marriage industry”, migration policy can be informed by how the commodification of marriage is understood and experienced by the women involved, and how the typical lines between freedom and coercion, and empowerment and subjugation are increasingly blurred.

Women’s Rights are Human Rights

The global 16 Days of Activism campaign links International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women to Human Rights Day. The team at the UNU Institute for Globalization, Culture and Mobility participated by highlighting essential issues including the importance of language, women with disabilities, migrant women and refugees, and art as activism.

Rohingya Women in Migration: Lost Voices

More Rohingya women and girls have taking dangerous boat journeys to flee from intensified mass violence and increased risk of sexual violence targeting Muslim communities in Myanmar. If they don’t end up tricked by human traffickers, facing forced marriages or being sold into prostitution, they nonetheless struggle to survive in diaspora communities.