The objective of this activity is
to provide policy-makers in member states with advice on measures to
promote the welfare of migrant women and protect them from abuse
including abuse at home and at work.
The activity implements the Plan of Action of the 8th Council of Europe
Conference of European Ministers responsible for Migration (Kiev,
September 2008) which called on the Committee of Ministers to develop
preventative measures and support services for isolated migrant women to
avoid, in particular, situations of vulnerability and abuse.
The first stage of the activity (2009-2010) will involve a series of
national seminars to assess needs and identify good practice. The second
stage (2011-2012) will be devoted to the preparation of a draft
recommendation for adoption by the Committee of Ministers.
The activity is undertaken in co-operation with the Steering Committee
on Equality between Women and Men (CDEG).
Output: Recommendation to
1st national seminar – Tallinn
(12-13 October 2009). Theme: women in migration – establishing
gender-sensitive asylum procedures in the Baltic countries (organised
jointly with UNHCR)
2nd seminar – Lisbon (in