On International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, PICUM highlights the urgent need to end impunity for violence against women and girls, particularly those who are undocumented. PICUM's short guide entitled "EU Victims’ Directive: An Opportunity to Advance Justice for Undocumented Migrants" explains the transposition process and describes practical ways how civil society can engage with authorities.
HEARING ON THE EMPLOYERS' SANCTIONS - EFFECTIVE TOOL IN REDUCING IRREGULAR MIGRATION OR THE LABOUR RIGHTS OF UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS?
PICUM together with the Polish NGO Stowarzyszenie Interwencji Prawnej (Association for Legal Intervention) organises a hearing at the European Parliament which aims to analyse the impact of the 'EU Employers’ Sanctions Directive’. Deadline for registrations is 25 November.
25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UN CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD: UNDOCUMENTED CHILDREN STILL DENIED BASIC RIGHTS
On the occasion of Universal Children’s Day which coincides with the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) calls on governments to make the rights enshrined in the Convention a reality for undocumented migrant children.
Policy Brief: The Key Role Local and Regional Authorities Play in Providing Health Care for Undocumented Migrants
Regional and local authorities across Europe have varying competences in the field of health policy, both as policy makers as well as service providers. PICUM's new policy brief explores entitlements to access to health care for undocumented migrants across Europe and the role of local and regional authorities.
Today, on the occasion of the EU anti-trafficking day, our member La Strada International together with 30 partner organisations in Europe launches the campaign 'Used in Europe: human trafficking and labour exploitation on our continent'. This campaign reaches out to consumers, the private sector and States to address human trafficking, including forced and exploitative labour in Europe.
On the occasion of World Habitat Day, the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) together with the European Federation of National Organisations working with the homeless (FEANTSA) and the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) launch their new report outlining strategies and good practices to overcome barriers for undocumented migrants to access housing and shelter.
PICUM sent a letter to The Guardian authored by PICUM's Director, Michele LeVoy, in response to their call for comment: The readers’ editor on… whether we should use the term ‘illegal immigrant’.
PICUM sent questions to Members of the EU Parliament (MEPs) regarding the human rights of undocumented migrants to address during hearings with Commissioner-designates.
The Child Rights Action Group (CRAG), including 15 international and European organisations, wrote an open letter to the new President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker.
PICUM has launched a new teaching guide to educate about the realities undocumented migrants face across Europe. The guide is available in English, French and Spanish and shows how PICUM’s web documentary “UNDOCUMENTARY” may be used in the classroom. It includes exercises and activities for school aged children of various age groups, university students and adults as well as foreign language students with different learning objectives.
A new "Media-Friendly Glossary on Migration" was officially launched by the United Nations Alliance Of Civilizations (UNAOC) and Panos Europe Institute (IPE) during the UNAOC Sixth Global Forum in Bali on 29 August 2014. PICUM contributed to the definitions of terms in the glossary.
The Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM), Women against Violence Europe (WAVE), and the European Network of Migrant Women (ENoMW) welcome today’s entry into force of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence as an important step to end impunity for violence against migrant women.
With the slogan “Words Matter!” PICUM today launches its leaflet on accurate terminology when referring to undocumented migrants including reasons why not to use ‘illegal migrant’ and instead the recognised ‘undocumented’ or ‘irregular’ migrant as well as providing a lexicon with translations of the latter terms in all EU languages.
A side event on human rights at international borders during the 26th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland on 20 June 2014 will look to the human rights frameworks for solutions to contemporary dilemmas of border governance.
Terre Des Hommes, the International Detention Coalition (IDC), the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM), and the Global Campaign to End Immigration Detention of Children jointly organise a side event on ending child immigration detention in Geneva, Switzerland on 19 June 2014.