Blog On The Move

Navigating the Migration Lexicon with the 'People on the Move' Handbook


Oct 03, 2023
Categories: Discussion

Photo by Mohamed Hassan on Pixabay In the ever-evolving world of migration discourse, words matter. They have the power to shape perceptions, drive policy decisions, and influence public opinion. Now, more than ever, as migration takes center stage in global discussions, understanding the language of migration is not just a scholarly pursuit but a practical necessity. The "People on the Move" handbook provides a clear and accessible tool to navigate the intricate lexicon that...

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Celebrating Heritage Month in South Africa


Sep 26, 2023
Categories: Event

Photo by Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town South Africa is a country with rich and diverse cultural heritage. Its cultural diversity is signified by the representation of people from African, Asian, European and American descents in the country. Heritage Day celebrates different cultures and traditions in South Africa, a symbol of a rainbow nation. Mostly when we hear and talk of Heritage Day we mostly think about it as a celebration of South African indigenous ethnic groups in...

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Human Rights Tatoo


Sep 19, 2023
Categories: Review

Photo by geralt on pixabay After having been in the classrooms at the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town, I cannot shake off the Scalabrinian lens: the flow, the ebb, the rising tide of migration wells into my consciousness from dinner table conversations, from the street corners of my suburb, and from the television. The most recent assault on my senses was from a report on tiny tattoos – each only one...

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SIHMA Annual Report 2022


Sep 12, 2023
Categories: Report

SIHMA’s annual report for 2022 has now been released with information about the organisation and its activities from 2022 to 2023. The report covers SIHMA’s four key focus areas, namely Research; Publications; Training and Capacity Building; and Events, as well as more general information about the organisation and its work. You can find a link to an online version of the report at the bottom of this page. "He listened to the cry of migrants,...

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September Press Review


Sep 07, 2023
Categories: press review

International Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh need urgent support as crises multiply: UNHCR UN News, 22 August 2023 UNHCR is calling for access to education and vocational training for refugees. This will not only equip them for their eventual return to Myanmar, but also ensure their dignity, safety, and productivity while in Bangladesh.  While the UN remains ready to support a sustainable return of refugees, it is crucial that UNHCR and partners are provided unimpeded access to Rakhine State...

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“ Overlooked for Too Long: Boys and Human Trafficking”.


Sep 05, 2023
Categories: Trafficking in Persons Gender and migration Report

  Photo by Kate Oseen According to the United States of America (USA) Department of State (2023 p. 37),  “Trafficking in persons (TIP)” and “human trafficking” are umbrella terms—often used interchangeably—to refer to a crime whereby traffickers exploit and profit at the expense of adults or children by compelling them to perform labour or engage in commercial sex.  TIP remains a challenge globally, as millions of people are trafficked globally for...

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