Blog On The Move

Victoria's reflection on her internship at SIHMA


Jan 25, 2022
Categories: news

SIHMA’s team would like to thank the excellent job and contribution of our Intern Victoria, who finished her in person experience at the Cape Town Office last December. She really helped in many communication and research projects, dedicating her time in sharing knowledge and passion for human rights and migration. We are grateful for her presence and we wish she can pursuit her goals and studies in the humanitarian field.  Here is her reflection at the...

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Internship Reflection of Nicolette


Jan 18, 2022
Categories: news

In the last few months we had the pleasure to receive the first intern from the University of Valencia. Nicolette joined the team at the end of September collaborated with SIHMA team until the 14th of December. We are really grateful of the presence of such motivated and passionate interns coming to support our activities and research and learn more about migration in Africa. Here is her reflection on the internship at SIHMA:

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Welcome on board to our new Admin Officer


Jan 11, 2022
Categories: news

The SIHMA team is very pleased to welcome a new member from January 2022. Samantha Coetzee is the new admin officer of the Cape Town office. She will work alongside the director, Fr Filippo Ferraro, our junior researcher Muluh Cletus, our office and communication assistant, Deborah and our interns Marzia and Àngela and will collaborate with the SIHMA team in Johannersburg.  We wish her a new start to the year, with this new experience and position, and hope...

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December 2021 - Press Review


Jan 06, 2022
Categories: press review

NATIONAL COVERAGE   SA's 'beautiful laws' fail LGBTQ+ migrants fleeing persecution News24 - 16/12/21 South Africa, that has some of the world's most progressive LGBTQ+ laws, attracts LGBTQ+ migrants from the continent and beyond escaping prosecution and homophobia. In 1996 South Africa was the first country to ban discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and in 2006 it became the only nation to legalise same-sex marriage in...

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SIHMA Johannesburg Legal Clinic year end activities


Jan 04, 2022
Categories: news

  On the photo: Father Eduardo welcoming the older group of children to the workshop.   The SIHMA Johannesburg Legal Clinic had a busy week of activities just in time for year end. The office rounded off the year’s activities with at two-day informal training session which involved discussions on human trafficking and another fun-filled day of activities which empowered young people with knowledge on Gender-based violence and human-trafficking.  

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Reflection of 2021 from the SIHMA Health Centre Administrator


Dec 30, 2021
Categories: news

I joined in August 2021. The last few months has taught me many new things. Exciting, scary, and challenging to say the least were the emotions felt through these months. Getting the doctors and nurses together for the health screening campaign and trying to schedule their times, made me realize just how much how doctors and nurses offer up as frontline workers especially in this time of this pandemic. It also made me realize...

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