Migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking women and girls in Europe face persistent inequalities and barriers to protection and enjoyment of their fundamental rights. The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified this discrimination, and created new outcomes that disproportionately impact migrant women and girls.
With the support of TrustLaw, the Thomson Reuters Foundation's global pro bono legal network, the European Network of Migrant Women conducted a legal mapping of undocumented migrant women's access to fundamental rights at the European Union level and in nine countries, namely Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Hungary, Spain, Sweden and Greece.
This report summarises these findings, highlighting the key provisions that exist, and signalling gaps in the legislation and implementation inconsistencies.
This report is a publication by the European Network of Migrant Women (ENOMW) with design support from the Thomson Reuters Foundation. TrustLaw facilitated pro bono legal research support from Hogan Lovells LLP, Latham & Watkins LLP, Uría Menéndez - Proença de Carvalho, Linklaters LLP and Selma Korichi (independent lawyer) to inform this report.