UNHRC Advisory Committee, UN Migration Agency highlight the gendered nature of adolescent migration
The Human Rights Council Advisory Committee has submitted its report on the issue of unaccompanied migrant children, and the threats to their human rights, to assist State parties in fulfilling their commitments under the Convention on the Rights of the Child and other related human rights treaties. The report recognises that international migration has a differential impact by gender in most countries, and emphasises the gender considerations that heighten the vulnerability of girls, LGBT children, and adolescents to sexual exploitation and other gender-based violence. The report also highlights the gendered nature of migration itself, such as the high demand for female migrants for domestic work. The International Organisation for Migration, in its recent report, has alsohighlighted that mostsex-trafficking victims who arrive in Europe are underage girls from Nigeria.