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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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38 leading organisations urge European Council to protect migrant children's rights

As the European Union is developing its strategic guidelines on the future of Justice and Home Affairs policies, 38 leading organisations in the fields of human rights, health, education and social inclusion, including the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF, OHCHR and the European Network for Ombudspersons, are calling on the European Council to use the opportunity to advance on its achievements and commitments to every child, including migrant children in vulnerable situations, by making children’s rights a strategic and actionable priority for Home Affairs policy in the coming years.

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PICUM Director to Chair Civil Society Days of the Global Forum on Migration and Development

PICUM’s Director, Michele LeVoy, will be the chair of the Civil Society Days of this year’s Global Forum on Migration and Development. The Civil Society Days will take place from 12-13 May in Stockholm, Sweden, prior to the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD).

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International Labour Day: Undocumented Migrant Workers are Widely Exploited, Despite Existing Legal Frameworks

On the occasion of International Labour Day, The Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) calls attention to persisting labour exploitation of undocumented migrant workers and urges governments to implement tools ensuring labour rights protection for all migrant workers, regardless of residence status.

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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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Local and Regional Authorities and Service Providers Fill Legislative Gaps to Ensure Health Care for Undocumented Migrants

On the occasion of World Health Day, PICUM highlighted the essential role that local and regional authorities and non-governmental service providers play in ensuring that all people can realise their right to health, regardless of residence status.

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