Key Caritas partners on Women and Migration
Part of Caritas Europea’s campaign on Trafficking
IOM (International Organization for Migration) www.iom.int
UNHRC (United Nations Human Rights Council)http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/
ILO (International Labour Organisation) www.ilo.org
USG/UISG (Union of Superiors General and International Union of Superiors General) www.uisg.org
JRS (Jesuit Refugee Service) www.jesref.org
Founded in 1980, its programmes are based in over 50 countries, providing assistance to refugees in camps, to displaced people, to asylum seekers in cities and those held in detention. The main areas of work are in the field of Education, Advocacy, Emergency Assistance, Health and Nutrition, Income Generating Activities and Social Services. There are excellent partnership and working relationships with many Caritas organisations worldwide.
Started in 2001, it now unites over 40 organisations in 30 countries around the world, several of them Caritas Member Organisations. The network currently operates under the legal umbrella of Caritas Europa.
ICMC (International Catholic Migration Commission) www.icmc.net
Founded in 1951 by Pope Pius XII, active in advocacy for the rights of migrants, and in some assistance, relief and resettlement programmes. ICMC has close relations with Episcopal Conferences and with the Pontifical Council for Migrants. Some 30 Caritas Member Organisations are also members of ICMC. There are currently joint programmes with several Caritas organisations in the field.
Caritas Europa: www.caritas-europa.org
Formerly mandated with the migration portfolio on behalf of the CI Confederation, they have developed a most valuable knowledge base, expertise and range of contacts. While they focus on European policies, their experts can offer excellent advice and background information on global issues.
Several Caritas organisations in other regions are key players in their countries when it comes to services to migrants/refugees and advocacy. They also have a number of partnerships abroad that will inform Caritas research, actions and policy positions.
RESOURCESInforme Anual 2010El modo en que Caritas trabaja: Mujeres y migraciónDescripción del EquipoMigration calendar 2011 El compromiso en la lucha contra la trata de seres humanos Declaración de Caritas Internationalis para las Consultas anuales de ACNUR – ONGs 2010El Derecho a la Salud para Niños Migrantes
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