9 November: Intersectionality and refugee women in the EU’s Pact on Migration and Asylum

Women’s rights and gender sensitivity have been quite prominent in the European Union’s agenda lately. In November 2020, the European Commission released its third Gender Action Plan, which focuses on the EU’s external actions. One of the most ambitious goals of the action plan, set for 2025, is the application of an intersectional gender perspective in the EU’s external actions, with a special focus on migrant women. However, the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum, the European Commission’s proposal to reform the Common European Asylum System, does not mention intersectional approaches, neither in its text nor in related legislative proposals.

Feminist perspectives, approaches and actions are at the core of the work of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, the German Green Political Foundation. We strongly support the mainstreaming of intersectional perspectives into (European) policy making and policies. Against this background, the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union commissioned the study “Intersectionality and refugee women – The shortcomings of the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum from an intersectional prism”, which analyses the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum and its related proposal for a Screening Regulation from an intersectional perspective.

More information and registration: https://calendar.boell.de/en/intersectionality-refugee-women