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#DEALBREAKER: EU MIGRATION POLICY MORE DAMAGING ONE YEAR AFTER EU TURKEY DEAL

Since the EU-Turkey deal was agreed, over 60,000 people have been left in deplorable conditions in Greece and thousands remain stranded in other EU member states. Record numbers of migrants are still dying at sea. More than 520 migrants have died in the Mediterranean so far in 2017.

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International Women’s Day: Calling for Action to Ensure the Right of All Women to Safety, Protection and Justice, Irrespective of Migration Status

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, PICUM joins other members of the European Coalition to end violence against women and girls in calling on EU member states to ratify and fully implement the Council of Europe’s Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention).

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Over 170 organisations call on EU leaders to manage migration with solidarity, respect for humanity, dignity, and responsibility

A group of more than 170 civil society organisations including PICUM has appealed to EU heads of state and government in a joint letter to adhere to European values and to manage migration showing solidarity, respect for humanity and dignity, and responsibility.

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What’s needed to stop abuse of migrant workers? New brochure explains what makes a complaint mechanism effective.

Undocumented workers across Europe can be exploited and abused with impunity. They usually cannot file a complaint without risking arrest or deportation. PICUM's new guidelines in English, German, Czech and Dutch explain how to establish effective complaints mechanisms for labour rights violations, for all workers, including undocumented workers.

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New European Union returns policies put children at risk

PICUM Save the Children, IOM, UNICEF, OHCHR, the End Immigration Detention of Children campaign and the International Detention Coalition have published a statement expressing concern that the Commission package on Return would put children’s lives at risk and would be in violation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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New EU Commission plans on returns and detention will create more harm and suffering

Bowing down to political pressure to be “tough” on irregular migration, the European Commission has turned its back on the full implementation of human rights safeguards in its Returns’ Directive and is actively pushing member states to lower the bar. 90 civil society organisations have addressed the EU Commission in a joint statement.

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Libya: Focus on anti-smuggling policies and cooperation with Libyan authorities will expose people to ill-treatment and arbitrary detention

PICUM together with over 70 non-governmental organisations has expressed their deep concern with the direction of the EU-Libya policy in a letter addressed to all EU heads of state and EU policymakers.

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EUROPEAN DAY FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME: DO YOU BELIEVE THAT ALL WOMEN SHOULD HAVE ACCESS TO SERVICES AND JUSTICE IF THEY’VE BEEN THE VICTIM OF A CRIME?

On the occasion of the European Day of Victims of Crime, the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) and Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE) highlight the widespread, but under-reported, phenomenon of violence against all women, regardless of residence status and urge service providers, policymakers, representatives of authorities and other organisations to sign a pledge to support access to justice and services for undocumented women.

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Implementation of the Employers’ Sanctions Directive in Belgium and the Czech Republic:

PICUM produced a summary report of findings regarding implementation of the rights provisions in the Employers Sanctions Directive in Belgium and the Czech Republic. Read the key findings of the report here.

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Mental health is everyone’s concern:

PICUM signed onto a statement calling for more action on mental health and recommending, among others, equal access to quality mental health care across Europe for everyone including all migrants, irrespective of residence status.

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The Global Coalition on Migration Stands in Solidarity with Refugees, Migrants, Muslims, Families and Communities

The Global Coalition on Migration, of which PICUM is part, stands in solidarity with refugees, migrants, Muslims, families and communities affected by US President Donald Trump's Executive Orders.

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HEAR OUR VOICES’ - UNDOCUMENTED CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE FROM ACROSS EUROPE SHARE THEIR STORIES

Ahead of Universal Children’s Day on 20 November 2016, PICUM has launched a collection of testimonies, which highlights the challenges faced by children and young people considered irregular or undocumented migrants and the strength it takes to overcome them day by day.

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STEP UP TO ENSURE ACCESS TO SERVICES FOR ALL SURVIVORS OF VIOLENCE, WITHOUT DISCRIMINATION

Ahead of International Migrants Day, PICUM and Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE) Network jointly call on service providers, government representatives, civil society organisations and individuals to sign a pledge to ensure access to services and protection for all women who are survivors of violence.

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TOOLKIT FOR CAMPAIGN LAUNCH:

On the occasion of International Migrants’ Day, the Platform for International Cooperation (PICUM) and Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE) launch a partnership to push for access to services and justice for undocumented women and migrant women with precarious status. This toolkit tells you how you can support the campaign.

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INCREASED DEPORTATIONS: RISK OF RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, NO SOLUTION TO IRREGULAR MIGRATION

PICUM warned at a European Parliament debate that current EU migration policy focusing increasingly on deportations of irregular migrants, threatens individuals’ rights to due process and protection, fails to recognise the capacity of migrants, and misses its aim of reducing irregular migration in Europe.

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