People have been on the move since the beginning of civilization. The world as we know evolved as the first of our species migrated out of Africa.
Today, people are on the move for many different reasons — to escape poverty, conflict and devastation within their own countries, to expand their education, livelihoods and opportunities, and to join their loved ones. Between 2000 and 2015, the number of international migrants increased by 41 per cent to reach 244 million; and almost half of them were women.
The migrant women around us have diverse faces, dreams and realities, and help sustain our economies, homes and communities. Every sixth domestic worker in the world is an international migrant,with women making up 73.4 per cent of international migrant domestic workers.
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