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REGISTER FOR A 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.

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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.

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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.

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EU Anti-Trafficking Day

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.

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REPORT: HOW TO ENSURE UNDOCUMENTED MIGRANTS’ RIGHT TO HOUSING AND SHELTER

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.

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PICUM sends letter to The Guardian asking to change terminology

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’.

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PICUM Proposes Questions to MEPs for the Commissioner-Designate Hearings

PICUM sent questions to Members of the EU Parliament (MEPs) regarding the human rights of undocumented migrants to address during hearings with Commissioner-designates.

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Child Rights Action Group Addresses New President of the European Commission in Open Letter

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.

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NEW TEACHING GUIDE ADDRESSES REALITIES OF UNDOCUMENTED MIGRANTS IN THE CLASSROOM

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.

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New Media-Friendly Glossary to Ensure Appropriate Terminology on Migration

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.

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Entry Into Force Of ‘Istanbul Convention’: Vital Opportunity To End Violence Against Migrant Women

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.

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UNDOCUMENTED, NOT ILLEGAL: NEW CAMPAIGN ADVOCATES FOR ACCURATE TERMINOLOGY IN ALL EU LANGUAGES

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.

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Human Rights Council Side Event: Human Rights at International Borders

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.

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Side Event to the Human Rights Council: Ending Child Immigration Detention

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.

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The European Union must Urgently Strengthen Efforts to Guarantee the Equal Rights and Equal Treatment of Migrant Domestic Workers

On the occasion of International Day of Domestic Workers, the European Network of Migrant Women (ENoMW), jointly with PICUM and other organisations, draws the attention of the European Union institutions and all national and European stakeholders to the situation and treatment of domestic workers within the European Union member states, as well as to their contribution to European society.

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