Abstract

Migration of women has emerged as an important field of research within the larger domain of Migration Studies and is being, extensively explored under various disciplines. This growing trend can be attributed to some major developments in International migration trends such as rising numbers of women migrants, growth of women-centric occupations, migration of women in an independent capacity, gender-related legislation and developing a perspective on women's issues. These factors together increased the visibility of women in the process of migration and have given rise to what has been termed as the Feminization of Migration. This paper explores the various nuances of the feminization of migration and aspects of female migration with a focus on India. It begins with an overview of the growing numbers of women in the Migratory flows. It goes on to determine that despite the numbers and increased participation of women in the developmental dynamics of migration, they remain increasingly vulnerable and exposed to exploitation. The paper concludes the Feminization of migration has undoubtedly increased the visibility of women in the migration discourse but much more needs to be done in terms of generating appropriate data, highlighting women’s role in the developmental process and evolving gender-friendly policies for ensuring their protection security.

How to Cite
PANDE, Amba. Feminization of Indian Migration: Patterns and Prospects. Global Journal of Human-Social Science Research, [S.l.], jan. 2021. ISSN 2249-460X. Available at: <https://socialscienceresearch.org/index.php/GJHSS/article/view/3509>. Date accessed: 16 jan. 2021.