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Exclusion of Migrant Women in Africa | Access to Identity Documentation for Migrant Women


Mar 22, 2021
Categories: news

  Continuing the Series on Migrant Women  In continuing the series on the exclusion of migrant women, we are looking at accessing and maintaining identity documents by migrant women in Africa and globally.   Previously in this SIHMA series on the exclusion of migrant women, we have discussed the lack of access to the labour market and the labour-related policy making [i]. The second blog was more devoted to mental and physical health and access to...

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World Day for Migrants and Refugees – Forced like Jesus Christ to Flee


Sep 29, 2020
Categories: news

16 Sunday, September 27th is the 106th World Day for Migrants and Refugees. On this day, the Vatican invites the world to look at migrants and refugees’ plight and highlights the role of the Church in their protection. This year, Pope Francis dedicated the day to the pastoral care of internally displaced persons with the message “Forced like Jesus Christ to flee. Welcoming, protecting, promoting...

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Webinar - 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees (Internally Displaced Persons)


Sep 23, 2020
Categories: Event

The South Africa Catholic Bishop's Conference (SACBC), Migrants and Refugees Office, CPLO and Society of Jesus in South Africa organized a Webinar meeting on October 1st. The objective of this Webinar is to celebrate and commemorate the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees in the Church, and the webinar is addressed to any person that is committed to the Ministry of Migrants and Refugees. The SACBC Admin Board has also decided that Migrants & Refugees Day...

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WEBINAR RESPONDING TO COVID-19


Aug 25, 2020
Categories: Event

On the 29th of July, SIHMA hosted a webinar organized by The Future of Work, Labour after Laudato Si (FOWLS) global initiative and the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) and the Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA). The organisers partnered with the East Cape Agricultural Research Project (ECARP), the Centre for Research and Action for Peace (CERAP) and UNIAPAC AFRICA The webinar was addressed to religious leaders and organizations, NGOs, civil society organizations, and...

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Female Migrants and Refugees Leaving a Positive Mark within their Communities


Aug 11, 2020
Categories: news

Over the past 60 years, there has been an increase in the number of females migrants migrating for work, education, and as the heads of the households (1). Currently, 47.9%, around 130 million of the international migrant stock are females (1). In Africa, 48% of migrants are females, with male migrants experiencing more growth in the recent years. Many news stories have warned about the possibilities of female migrants facing stronger discrimination, often having to face double discrimination...

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As Borders are Reopening, what does it mean for Migrants?


Jul 14, 2020
Categories: news

Border closures, physical distancing, lockdowns, and subsequent restricted onward mobility of the COVID-19 pandemic has been heavily impacting the lives and wellbeing of migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. The restrictions have not only stopped the movement of people and goods, but also domestic and international remittances (1). Diaspora communities in the Global North, in addition to South Africa, Kenya, and Uganda are experiencing job losses, and the remittances that sustain 40% of Somalis are rapidly diminishing (1). Despite,...

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