Ms. Iris Alexe coordinates the Migration and Development Programme at Soros Foundation in Romania.
Many women migrate from Romania to Spain in order to provide for their families and especially for their children. The main problem is they must manage their time spent abroad with time returning home to their families. A study conducted in 2007-2008 showed that 350.000 children have at least one parent working abroad.
On the other hand, Romania has become an important immigration destination: in 2009 about 50-60.000 women have migrated specifically from the Republic of Moldova and China to work in textiles, services, agriculture and as domestic workers.
Monica Sonia, participant at the Plenary introduction and discussion, in the first day of the Conference