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New Alliance for a Democratic, Social and Sustainable European Semester

A group of environmental, social and equality NGOs and trade unions, including the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM), launched its new Alliance for a Democratic, Social and Sustainable European Semester on 7 April 2014.

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Recommendations to Urgently Address Criminalisation and Violence Against Migrants in Greece

EU networks and Greek NGOs released their joint “Recommendations to the European Union to Urgently Address Criminalisation and Violence Against Migrants in Greece” on 20 March 2014. The recommendations urge the EU to improve implementation of EU law, including human rights, in Greece.

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Joint Letter to EU Commission President urging to ensure children’s rights for future EU Home Affairs policy

PICUM, together with other migrants’ rights and children’s rights organisations, wrote a letter to the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, on 18 February 2014 urging for a more coherent and rights-based policy approach towards migrant children.

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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT VOTES IN FAVOUR OF JUSTICE AND SERVICES FOR UNDOCUMENTED MIGRANT WOMEN

The Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) and Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE) commend the European Parliament for passing the resolution on undocumented migrant women in the European Union.

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Dispatches: Immigration Status No Excuse For Making Women Vulnerable

Human Rights Watch explains why it is crucial that Members of Parliament (MEPs) vote in favour of a report calling for action to protect undocumented women migrants in Europe on 4 February 2014.

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Event: A pre-election dialogue with MEPs to discuss the Child Rights Manifesto

PICUM invites you to a pre-election dialogue with MEPs from different political groups organised by CRAG to discuss the Child Rights Manifesto at the European Parliament in Brussels on 11 February 2014 from 15:00-17:00, hosted by Green MEP, Jean Lambert.

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No One Is Illegal: Ending Criminalisation of Undocumented Migrants is Crucial to Ensure their Rights

On the occasion of International Migrants Day, the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) urges the EU and its member states to end criminalisation of undocumented migrants to ensure equal access to human rights and to basic services.

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International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

On the occasion of International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers on 17 December, the LSI NGO Platform - United against human trafficking in Europe has published a statement calling to end violence against sex workers and for the protection and promotion of their human rights.

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International Human Rights Day: New campaign to fully implement anti-trafficking legislation

On the occasion of International Human Rights Day on 10 December 2013, La Strada International NGO Platform has launched a new campaign urging governments to fully implement anti-trafficking legislation. The campaign ‘One Story, Two Outcomes’ presents an exemplary story of trafficking which has two outcomes, depending on whether the protagonist is given access to her rights or not.

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Three migrants who survived a shipwreck file complaint against Belgian army

Three survivors of a shipwreck in 2011 that caused the deaths of 63 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, filed a complaint at the Brussels Tribunal of First Instance against the Belgian army on 26 November 2013 for failing to provide assistance.

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Seminar: Inclusion or Exclusion? What role for social services for migrants in the EU?

Eurodiaconia together with PICUM invite you to join their seminar entitled Inclusion or Exclusion? What role for social services for migrants in the EU? at the European Parliament in Brussels on 27 November 2013 from 14.00-17.30, hosted by MEP EP Nadja Hirsch.

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Roundtable: Impact of the crisis on children's and women’s health

Médecins du Monde, PICUM and Eurochild, organise a roundtable to discuss the impact of the crisis on children's and women’s health at the European Parliament on 27 November 2013.

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SEASONAL WORKERS DIRECTIVE: Improvements for Treatment of non-EU Workers, But Not Enough to Prevent Exploitation

The European Network Against Racism (ENAR), the European Federation of National Organisations Working with Homeless People (FEANTSA), and the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) welcome measures that aim at creating better working and living conditions for third-country seasonal workers across the EU. However, some of the measures the civil society proposed were not taken into account, which leaves risks for exploitation.

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A child is a child: Defining the EU’s role in protecting the rights of undocumented migrant children

On the occasion of a public hearing considering the role of the European Union institutions in ensuring the rights of undocumented migrant children and their families, held at the European Parliament, the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) together with French MEP Nathalie Griesbeck, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), called on EU institutions to fulfill their legal obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child to ensure protection and access to basic rights and services for undocumented migrant children and cease their immigration detention.

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Working group addresses sexual and reproductive health rights for undocumented migrants

PICUM hosted the working group: “Access to Health Care for Undocumented Migrants” on 29 October 2013 in Brussels. Participants discussed the role of local and regional authorities in ensuring health service and sexual and reproductive health care (SRHR) for undocumented migrants.

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