7-8 JUNE 2017 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels

Corruption & Migration: How Women and Girls Pay a Heavy Toll

Corruption & Migration: How Women and Girls Pay a Heavy Toll

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 14:00 to 15:15
In the international debate on irregular migration, corruption is merely seen as an enabler. But the dynamics and effects of corruption in the context of migration are far more complex. This session will discuss how: 1. Corruption undermines a free and well-informed decision to migrate, by for example exacerbating conflicts and violence contributing to forced displacement. 2. The more difficult regular migration is, the higher the profit for criminal smuggling networks, and the more dangerous the migration process becomes. 3. Women are especially vulnerable as they are affected by gender-specific forms of corruption, such as sextortion and sexual abuse. 4. Corruption still affects migrants and refugees upon arrival especially through denying access to basic services.

Organised by

    Peter Bonin
    Teamleader Sector Project Migration and Development
    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
    Mike Falke
    Head of Section, Governance and Human Rights
    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
    François Menguelé
    Head of programme (Decentralisation and State Reform – PADRE), Mali
    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
    Ortrun Merkle
    PhD Research Fellow
    United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technlogy and Maastricht Graduate School of Governance
    Marwa Fatafta
    Project Coordinator
    Transparency International
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