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Challenging labour exploitation: New recommendations to regulate conditions of live-in care workers

UNI Europa, Unia, OPZZ, and PICUM welcome the European Economic and Social Committee (ESSC) opinion on the rights of live-in care workers in light of widespread exploitation of care workers across Europe.

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How the European Commission can make a European Pillar of Social Rights fit for children

The EU Alliance for Investing in Children welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for a European Pillar of Social Rights,…

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UN summit: PICUM to urge for stronger commitments to all migrants' rights

PICUM will join migrants' and refugee rights representatives from all over the world at a UN summit in New York to urge for more concrete commitments to all migrants' rights.

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Over 177 civil society organisations and trade unions call for a new Europe for people, planet and prosperity for all

A group of 177 other civil society organisations and trade unions, including PICUM, published a joint statement on 12 September 2016 calling for a Europe which is inclusive, open, just, sustainable, and that works for people of all ages, social backgrounds and nations. The statement comes ahead of the Bratislava Summit where heads of state will discuss further reforms and future developments for the EU.

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New publication on immigration detention of children

The Inter-Agency Working Group to End Child Immigration Detention has published a brochure outlining the use of immigration detention of children, the harmful impacts it has on children, the applicable legal standards, and the alternatives.

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Alison Des Forges Award, Woman of Courage and Solidar Silver Rose Award – PICUM members are given recognition for their work

Several PICUM members have recently been recognised for their work through awards. This includes Yonous Muhammadi, President of the Greek Forum of Refugees (GFR), Zuzana Stevulova of the Human Rights League (HRL) in Slovakia and Fair Work in the Netherlands.

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Reject dangerous migration response plan, more than 100 NGOs tell EU leaders

27 June 2016 - The European Union is set to open a dark chapter in its history unless it rejects the European Commission’s proposal on migration, a coalition of more than 130 NGOs warned on Monday.

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EU Alliance on Investing in Children welcomes Council conclusions and encourages more action and investment in all children

On June 17 2016, The EU Alliance on Investing in Children released a joint statement welcoming the Employment, Social Policy,…

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PICUM Annual Report 2015 published

On the occasion of its Annual General Assembly held from 10 to 11 June 2016, PICUM published its Annual Report for the year 2015.

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European Parliament Conference on Labour Migration

The Greens European Free Alliance host a conference on overcoming legal barriers on labour migration on May 31. Deadline for registration is Thursday, 26 May 2016.

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LABOUR DAY: EU CAN MEET SOCIAL TARGETS BY ENFORCING MIGRANT WORKERS’ RIGHTS

Ahead of International Labour Day, PICUM urges the EU and governments to enforce labour rights for migrant workers, regardless of their residence status and launches two new country briefs on social targets of the EU 2020 Strategy and their implementation in relation to undocumented migrants in Germany and Spain.

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WORLD HEALTH DAY: UPHOLD UNDOCUMENTED MIGRANTS’ SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RIGHTS

On the occasion of World Health Day, the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) urges governments to change legislation and practices to ensure access to sexual and reproductive health services for all, regardless of residence status and launched its new report “The Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights of Undocumented Migrants: Narrowing the Gap Between Their Rights and The Reality in the EU”.

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International Day Against Racism: Walk Against Discrimination in Athens

On the occasion of the International Day to Eliminate Racial Discrimination, a group of Greek civil society organisations supported by several European NGO networks organises a march in Athens to protest racism.

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PICUM Letter to President of the European Council, Donald Tusk

Ahead of the meeting of the European Council on 17 March 2016, the Director of the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) has addressed European Council President Tusk in a letter expressing concern about the agreement the EU is pushing with Turkey.

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On International Women’s Day: End violence against all women, regardless of migration status

On International Women’s Day, the Women and Global Migration Working Group urges a public reaffirmation: all women should be safe from sexual and gender based violence, regardless of the migration status of the women or the perpetrators of such acts.

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