Female face of migration

Migrant women at great risk of exploitation, abuse and insecurity

Migrant women at great risk of exploitation, abuse and insecurity

Caritas says women are suffering from exploitation, abuse, trafficking and lack labour rights as they migrate in greater numbers. It says governments are failing to implement policies to protect vulnerable women migrants. Caritas representatives from all over the world and a range of high-level migration experts from international organisations will discuss these issues at the ...

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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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Caritas statement on human trafficking

Caritas statement on human trafficking

Sanumaya Tamang and Sani Tam-ang were both 16 when they were taken to brothels in India. More than 10,000 women and children form Nepal are trafficked into India every year. Internal conflict, poverty, illiteracy and unemployment in Nepal are the root causes of the problem. In India, Caritas is working with authorities to toughen government ...

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Pan Asia campaign against trafficking

Pan Asia campaign against trafficking

Alice was 25 when she left her job in Manila, the Philippines. She is a qualified civil engineer, yet her salary was not enough to pay for her four brothers and sisters to go through school. When she saw an advertisement offering well-paid posts as civil engineers in Kuwait, she contacted the recruitment agency immediately. ...

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Migrant domestic workers campaign

Migrant domestic workers campaign

They look after your children, they clean your kitchen and hang your washing but often they are invisible. For many migrant domestic workers around the world the law doesn’t protect them and their rights are trampled underfoot. They are often women and they work long hours for low pay. They have little economic security and ...

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Happy the pizzamakers

Happy the pizzamakers

By Michelle Hough Take some flour, water, yeast, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and a pinch of salt. Add 15 immigrants from around the world. Mix them together with a Caritas Roma course… The fire’s stoked up, the ingredients are ready and for 15 immigrants in Rome, today is exam day. They’ve gathered at a cooking school ...

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Needed and Exploited – the Invisible Suffering of Migrant Domestic Workers

Needed and Exploited – the Invisible Suffering of Migrant Domestic Workers

The issue of migrant domestic workers is a major one in many parts of the world. It is sometimes linked to trafficking in human beings and it affects women to a large extent. Migrant domestic workers are often victims of severe human rights violations, which often are unreported and go unpunished. The most extreme forms ...

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