“Breaking the stigma around sexual and gender-based violence to overcome its under-reporting is one of the main challenges we face in Uganda,” explains humanitarian expert Madan Bam. “Power imbalances, poverty, illiteracy and trauma are among the root causes of the problem.”
Late in September, 29 Syrian refugees arrived at Brussels as a result of a sponsorship agreement between religious organizations and the Belgian government. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Liège has welcomed two families.
The International Catholic Migration Commission mourns the loss of life and expresses solidarity with the families of victims of the recent attack at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, as well as with the Jewish refugee resettlement agency HIAS, which was threatened by the attacker.
An agency of the Mexican Episcopal Conference called on government agencies to protect people marching in the “migrants caravan” currently headed to the U.S. border.
We must uphold the protection of families in all discussions related to migration, said ICMC President Dr. Anne T. Gallagher in her address to the General Assembly of the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organizations held in Dakar, Senegal.
What is it like to work with people who have been forced to flee their homes to escape violence and need to be resettled to a third country? Bianka Atlas, a lawyer and humanitarian expert from New Zealand, shares her experience in Lebanon.
The Global Compact on Migration should become the foundation of a concerted strategy among governments, civil society and the private sector, according to migration and development experts.
Governments and institutions must prioritize family ties when dealing with migration said Catholic organizations at a discussion panel parallel to the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council.