How a lack of data is perpetuating the invisibility of migrant women's deaths
Although data collection on migrant deaths has improved over the last few years, there are many gaps in our knowledge about so called “missing migrants”. Basic information such as the sex of the migrant who is reported dead or missing is often lacking. Migrant women, the risks they face during their journeys, and the conditions of their deaths remain largely invisible in the available data. Kate Dearden and Marta Sánchez Dionis from IOM’s Missing Migrants Project reflect on the available data on migrant women’s deaths and what it tells us about where and how women die while migrating.
Four steps to ensure the mobility of social security for migrants
Portable social security benefits for migrants have great potential to alleviate poverty and contribute to development. Yet there is no guarantee that migrants will be able to take benefits accrued in their host country back to their home country. Dr Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), explains the portability of social security benefits and offers ideas on improving it.