This paper analyses some aspects of female migration taking as a case study the flows from Colombia to Italy. This phenomenon has hardly been researched before, but it is noteworthy for the different routes taken by these women and the importance they play in transnational families. This phenomenon is analysed from a gender perspective, focusing on families because of their relevance in female migration and also as a point of observation of gender relations in the transnational context. The article brings to the fore gender inequalities and their intersection with other disparities stemming from different social categories which all interact during the migration process. It observes some transformations that occur in gender relations as a result of migration where it appears that changes in social and family conditions of migrant women are not homogeneous and can often be ambivalent.
Keywords: Female migration, transnational family, family, gender, Colombia, Italia.