Gender and Migration in South Africa: Talking to Women Migrants

African migration is typically viewed through a male lens. However, women are moving more than ever. Whether fleeing war or seeking to meet their economic needs, more women migrate independently throughout Africa. Many of these travel to South Africa. This report examines the ways in which gender and migration intersect to heighten women’s vulnerabilities. Gender-neutral approaches put women at risk and gendered perspectives in policy planning and implementation are needed.