GCM Objectif

For each of the 23 GCM Objectives, the guide includes:

  • A concise summary of the main issues for migrant women and girls
  • Concrete measures to ensure gender-responsive implementation
  • A checklist of key actions

This guide outlines the circumstances that contribute to the specific vulnerabilities of migrant women and girls and their experiences of gender-based discrimination as both a cause and consequence of the violations of their human rights, and it proposes concrete actions that policy makers and other relevant stakeholders can undertake. It also highlights the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrant women and girls and proposes specific measures to mitigate them. In addition, it contains a checklist for actions which stakeholders can complete and download.

GCM Objective Summary
1 Collect and utilize accurate and disaggregated data as a basis for evidence-based policies
2 Minimize the adverse drivers and structural factors that compel people to leave their country of origin
3 Provide accurate and timely information at all stages of migration
4 Ensure that all migrants have proof of legal identity and adequate documentation
5 Enhance availability and flexibility of pathways for regular migration
6 Facilitate fair and ethical recruitment and safeguard conditions that ensure decent work
7 Address and reduce vulnerabilities in migration
8 Save lives and establish coordinated international efforts on missing migrants
9 Strengthen the transnational response to smuggling of migrants
10 Prevent, combat and eradicate trafficking in persons in the context of international migration
11 Manage borders in an integrated, secure and coordinated manner
12 Strengthen certainty and predictability in migration procedures for appropriate screening, assessment and referral
13 Use migration detention only as a measure of last resort and work towards alternatives
14 Enhance consular protection, assistance and cooperation throughout the migration cycle
15 Provide access to basic services for migrants
16 Empower migrants and societies to realize full inclusion and social cohesion
17 Eliminate all forms of discrimination and promote evidence-based public discourse to shape perceptions of migration
18 Invest in skills development and facilitate mutual recognition of skills, qualifications and competences
19 Create conditions for migrants and diasporas to fully contribute to sustainable development in all countries
20 Promote faster, safer and cheaper transfer of remittances and foster financial inclusion of migrants
21 Cooperate in facilitating safe and dignified return and readmission, as well as sustainable reintegration
22 Establish mechanisms for the portability of social security entitlements and earned benefits
23 Strengthen international cooperation and global partnerships for safe, orderly and regular migration