World Social Forum

WSF: Exploring migration

WSF: Exploring migration

On Tuesday 8 February, Secours Catholique (Caritas France), together with the Association des cités du Secours Catholique (ACSC), ran a workshop on the lack of free movement of persons. The participants recreated migrants' journeys via a board game, and were able to communicate with immigrants in Paris via videoconferencing.

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WSF: “dignified welcome for child migrants in Mali”

WSF: “dignified welcome for child migrants in Mali”

On 9 February at the WSF in Dakar, Secours Catholique and its partners held a workshop called "Migrants: give them a dignified welcome!" Bagayoko Seckna, coordinator of the Malian branch of the international NGO Environment and Development Action in the Third World (ENDA-TM), raised the issue of child migrants and their difficult living conditions.

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Nguyen Thi Phi, une battante au Forum sociale mondial

Nguyen Thi Phi, une battante au Forum sociale mondial

Nguyen Thi Phi (1), a volunteer who was previously welcomed by Secours Catholique in Val de Marne, was invited by the association to attend the World Social Forum held in Dakar, Senegal, from 6 to 11 February. The WSF’s central theme was migration. This Vietnamese migrant gave us her impressions: “As a migrant myself – ...

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Civil society uniting to build a different world

Civil society uniting to build a different world

By Clémence Richard from Secours Catholique-Caritas France Dakar, 2 pm: Under the burning sun, Sfax Place in the city centre is filling with crowds of marchers. African women dressed in colourful outfits dance to the rhythm of a tune that goes: “Solidarity with the women from all over the world”. Further down, Amnesty International shows ...

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“Democratization in Africa is irreversible”

“Democratization in Africa is irreversible”

Read in French By Clémence Richard from Secours Catholique-Caritas France The World Social Forum that currently takes place in Dakar, Senegal, started this Monday with a Pan-African day. Representatives of African civil society talked about the situation on their continent and pleaded for transparent election processes. “It is badly gained power that leads to badly ...

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Worldwide solidarity at the World Social Forum

Worldwide solidarity at the World Social Forum

An African proverb that would best sum up the global movement that is the World Social Forum would be: “Many small people in many small places will do many small things to change the world”. An estimated 70,000 participants from across the world attended the 11th WSF at the University Campus Cheikh Anta Diop in ...

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