On the occasion of International Day against Racism, MIGS has drafted policy recommendations aimed at the Cyprus Government for the integration of female migrant domestic workers based on the results of the transnational project “Integration of Female Migrant Domestic Workers: Strategies for Employment and Civic Participation” funded by INTI Preparatory Actions 2005.
The policy recommendations are based on the recognition that the intersectionality of gender and migration constitutes an indispensable analytic tool for understanding and combating the social exclusion of female migrant domestic workers in Cyprus. It is evident that female migrant domestic workers experience gender exclusion in different ways and degrees than Cypriot women because of their migrant status. Further, female migrant domestic workers experience discrimination and exploitation as migrant workers in different ways and in different degrees than other third country nationals because of their gender.
Blog – 21/3/2009