This Article considers the impact of the Migrant Workers Convention on

the human rights of women migrants. While the adoption of a convention

targeting abuses against migrant workers is a significant development in

international human rights law, the author cautions that its specialized

nature might be perceived as a limitation on the obligations that states

owe to women migrants. The author warns against traditional, singlevariable,

compartmentalization of human rights treaties that would make

the Migrant Workers Convention the only applicable human rights tool to

women migrants, and, instead, advocates an intersectional approach.

Using intersectionality, the author shows that many of the major human

rights treaties can be invoked on behalf of the empowerment of migrant

workers. While advocates and scholars should welcome the Migrant

Workers' Convention as an interpretive tool and as a potential site for the

development of best practices, they should also refocus their attention on

the entire range of human rights treaties, and consider the ways in which

the rights of women migrants are already included in the panoply of

standards set out in those instruments.