Topic outline

This one-lesson course considers the gender dimension of rural migration. As men and women experience migration differently, to reduce the vulnerability and empower both rural women migrants and women who stay behind, it is essential to integrate gender into policies and programmes on migration and rural development.


The target audience for this course includes:

  • UN Country Teams and FAO staff
  • Planners, policy formulators and advisors on migration, agriculture and rural development
  • Managers and technical staff in the ministries responsible for agriculture, rural development, migration, employment and others
  • General public

  • Gender concepts and available data about women migrants
  • The gender dimensions of migration at different phases of the migration cycle
  • How vulnerability, discrimination and gender roles affect women’s both as challenges and opportunities
  • Key ways that policy measures should include gender – expanding gendersensitive research on rural migration, reducing the adverse drivers of migration, fostering the potential of migration to empower women and maximizing the positive effects of migration

The online version of this course runs on the latest versions of the major browsers, such as Chrome, Safari, Edge and Firefox.

The downloadable version only runs on Windows PC’s and no additional software is needed.

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