(CEDAW) approved the General Recommendation 27 (GR 27) on Women Migrant Workers. The GR 27 aims to highlight the grave abuses and acts of discrimination that women migrants face, and to clarify the standards set out in the Convention that are relevant to these abuses. GR 27 aims to address the violations against the rights of women migrants in States of origin, transit and employment or residence. It also aims to use CEDAW to further women migrant's rights and advance women's substantive equality in all spheres.
The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is an international treaty that can also be invoked to address women migrantsí issues. With 178 ratifications by countries of origin, transit and destination, CEDAW is one of the most widely ratified of conventions, ranking second only to the Convention on the rights of the Child. In its 32nd session in 2005 the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women decided to elaborate a general recommendation on migrant women.
The text of the GR 27 is currently in the process of being finalized and we will send you a copy once we receive the final text.