WASHINGTON– Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission) and Co-Chairman Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), will hold a hearing entitled, “Crossing Borders, Keeping Connected: Women, Migration and Development in the OSCE Region.”
U.S. Helsinki Commission Hearing on Women and Migration
Thursday, April 24 at 10:00 a.m.
B-318 of the Rayburn House Office Building
The hearing will focus on the impact of migration on family and society, the special concerns of migrant women of color, and the economic contributions of women migrants to their home country through remittances.
According to the United Nations, women are increasingly migrating on their own as main economic providers and heads of households. While the number of women migrants is on the rise, little is known about the economic and social impact of this migration on their home country.
Witnesses will include:
Dr. Manuel Orozco, Remittances and Development Program, Inter-American Dialogue
Dr. Susan Martin, Director, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University