Female face of migration

Imagine a migrant’s rights protected: Migrants rights

Imagine a migrant’s rights protected: Migrants rights

• Priority should be given to economic and social policies which promote development in poorer countries so people do not feel forced to migrate, • Restrictive migration policies are not the answer. More opportunities in countries of origin would make staying at home more enticing, • Better regulation of the labour market to help avoid ...

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Migration: weighing up the options

Migration: weighing up the options

They cross deserts in Mexico and they take to rough seas in unsafe boats in North Africa. They risk alienation, rejection and poverty far from home to create a better life for themselves and for their families. Many of the world’s migrants do this because there’s no better alternative. “History has shown us that people ...

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No domestic bliss for migrants in Lebanon

No domestic bliss for migrants in Lebanon

Aneesa*, 23, arrived in Lebanon during the 2006 war with Israel. She left her home in the Philippines to become a domestic worker with a family. With battles being fought on the streets of Beirut, Aneesa was very afraid and wanted to go back home after just two weeks. It was too difficult to leave so ...

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Fight Trafficking: What to do in the European Union?

Fight Trafficking: What to do in the European Union?

They are forced into sexual slavery, their organs are removed, they are exploited in the workplace. These are just some of the realities of the people who fall victim to human trafficking. Caritas members are currently at a meeting in Paris to urge the current French Presidency of the EU to raise awareness about the ...

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Caritas urges European Union not to turn migrants into criminals

Caritas urges European Union not to turn migrants into criminals

Caritas is calling on European governments to stop the criminalization of migrants as outlined in new EU legislation. Caritas organisations in Latin America and the Caribbean have urged Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and European Union states to review their harmful common migration policies. Caritas and church organisation in Europe backed the call, saying ...

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Lebanon Migration Center

Lebanon Migration Center

Starting with a small team of three people in 1994, the Caritas Migration Centre today helps thousands of foreigners living in Lebanon. In spite of political and economic difficulties, Lebanon hosts many refugees in need of protection and better living conditions. Palestinians, Sudanese, and tens of thousands of Iraqis are now in the country.. Caritas ...

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Female face of migration conference in Senegal

Female face of migration conference in Senegal

Caritas Internationalis is organising a conference on “The Female Face of Migration” in Saly, Senegal 30 November to 2 December 2010 in cooperation with Caritas Senegal. The aim of the conference is to better understand the phenomenon of the ‘feminization of migration’, which describes the increasing percentage of women migrating. Caritas Internationalis Director of Policy ...

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Women’s Day: Protect domestic workers

Women’s Day: Protect domestic workers

The 8th of March marks International Women’s Day which celebrates the achievements of women around the world. But for all the women who achieve success, there are also women who suffer great difficulties in achieving even the basic necessities for a healthy and happy life. In its work, Caritas’ focuses on the effects of migration ...

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