The course will provide a comprehensive understanding of the effect of human mobility on women; how women’s human rights are affected by States’ policies and practices; and what is their protection under international human rights law. Mobility is different for men and women, both in terms of the reasons why they migrate as well as the impact wile in transit and upon arrival to the destination and beyond. In this course we will explore the international rules that apply in different mobility scenarios focusing particularly in the effect that it has on women. Through the course the students will explore: – What is human mobility? – How does human mobility particularly affect women? – What are the main human rights challenges that create? – What are the main international instruments that safeguard women in a mobility context? – What is the role of the international and regional organizations?
(March 19, 22, 26, 29, April 2, 5)