1. The Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and
Men congratulates the rapporteur of the Committee on Migration,
Refugees and Population, Ms Pernille Frahm, on her excellent and
comprehensive report and supports the proposed draft resolution
and draft recommendation.
2. The committee regrets that the gender neutrality of current
migration policies results in discrimination against women migrants.
The specific situation and needs of migrant women require that migration
law and policy take into account the gender perspective. Positive
action is necessary to protect migrant women, who are particularly
at risk of exploitation in the labour market and subjected to different
forms of discrimination and violence.
3. The committee wishes to propose some amendments to the draft
resolution and draft recommendation, to further emphasise some gender-related
aspects of the subject.