The REACHOUT programme is an international research project helping to understand and develop the role of close-to-community providers of health care in preventing, diagnosing, and treating major illnesses and health conditions in rural and urban areas in Africa and Asia. Using a quality improvement approach they have conducted research and communications in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malawi, Mozambique, Ethiopia […]
Jun 2015 – Jun 2015 We provided support to the communications work for this important conference which offered new insights into why women are on the move, their relationships with home communities, and gendered occupations. It was held in Singapore at the Asia Research Institute and organised by the Migrating out of Poverty Research Programme […]
Migrating out of Poverty is a DFID-funded project with partners in Ghana, Senegal, Ethiopia, and South Africa. The goal of Migrating out of Poverty is to maximise the poverty reducing and developmental impacts of migration and minimise the costs and risks of migration for poor people. We manage the communication function for this consortium by […]
From the 30 June – 2 July 2015 a group of researchers, policy analysis and civil society representatives met in Singapore to debate and discuss how gender roles and expectations influence the factors leading to migration, male and female migrants’ different experiences of migration and its impact on migrants, their families and communities. Our analysis does not equate gender with women and girls but aims to unpack how changes to occupational niches and flows of female migrants shape relationships with employers, families and friends, how they shape society and change our notions of gender and age appropriate behaviour. This conference was also an important opportunity to see men and boys as gendered persons. This brief provides a summary of some of the ways that gender shapes and is shaped by contemporary migrant journeys. Our work focusses on migration within low- and middle-income countries as a strategy to overcome poverty and build a brighter future for migrants, their families and their communities.