Evidence shows that those hardest hit by the pandemic have been women and migrant workers. We need migration policy reforms to fight against unemployment, casualisation.
We have definitely made some great moves in the right direction, but there is still more to do. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel now, and we’re working to make sure it shines just as brightly for migrant women.
Bibiana Huggins is our newest Training Team member.
This WRAP we discuss the overrepresentation of migrant women workers in essential frontline jobs, and call for women’s reproductive justice and autonomy, globally.
As we work towards COVID-Normal, let’s give full meaning to the statement that we’re in this together by working together to eliminate gender and race discrimination and make our labour force truly equitable and fair.
Reproductive justice allows us to see that oppressive forms, in and from all parts of the world, don’t emerge or act independently of each other, but depend on each other, feed off each other and gain strength from each other. We are in this together.
Jenny Cao is currently a Research and Executive Assistant at MCWH
Our October issue features articles about the importance in prevention for COVID-19 recovery, migrant women’s health and an interview with Gracieuse Amah.
We need a health system that can effectively respond to the unique challenges faced by migrant and refugee women. A health system focussed on both prevention and equity will be the key to COVID recovery.
When it comes to gender inequality, migrant and refugee women are overrepresented in casual and insecure employment, in industries such as aged care, manufacturing, hospitality, cleaning and retail.