About the book
This publication is the result of theoretical reflections and empirical studies carried out by the United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW). It explores what other issues, beyond remittances alone, constitute strategic topics for deeper analysis. The broader aim is to create – from a gender perspective – a positive synergy between migration and development. This publication is evidence of the need to consider and debate new paradigms in order to identify public policies and programmes which make gender equality central to development, and which recognize women as leaders in different spheres of action.