How Caritas works: Women and Migration
“Migrants...represent 2.9 per cent of world population, some 185-192 million people, nearly half of whom are female. The most common employment opportunities for women...are areas where just treatment must be assured for migrant women out of respect for their femininity in recognition of their equal rights.
“Trafficking in human beings has a particularly negative impact on women. In some cases there are women and girls who are exploited almost like slaves in their work, and not infrequently in the sex industry. The culture which encourages the systematic exploitation of sexuality is as pervasive as it is unhealthy for society and must be addressed by more than fine words”
Archbishop Celestino Migliore – Permanent Observer of the Hole See to the UN in his address at the 50th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, 2 March 2006.
Issues related to Migration and Development has always been on the agenda of Caritas in many countries and regions.
Caritas is actively engaged in projects, programmes and advocacy initiatives with a focus on the most vulnerable: marginalised migrants, asylum seekers, exploited migrant workers and their families, refugees, internally displaced persons, victims of trafficking and foreigners/asylum seekers in detention.
RESOURCESAnnual Report 2011How Caritas works: Women and Migration Comitment on TraffickingCaritas Internationalis Statement for UNHCR Annual Consultation Migration and human trafficking on Caritas blogAdvocacy Paper for COATNET affiliatesStatement for the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD)Message of Pope Benedict for World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2013 Caritas statement on right to health for migrant children
NEWSCOATNET statement HRC 2010Report on prevention of human traffickingCOATNET statement for the European Antitrday
FEATURES Women and Migration: an Overview Pope Benedict XVI for young migrants Caritas Internationalis contribution to the UN on International migration Women and trafficking Caritas statement on human trafficking Root causes of Human Trafficking Religious orders and Caritas condemn global slavery of human trafficking Church teaching on trafficking COATNET Key Caritas partners on Women and Migration