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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
Undocumented Migrants and the Europe 2020 Strategy: Making Social Inclusion a Reality for all Migrants in Europe
PICUM has published a position paper entitled “Undocumented Migrants and the Europe 2020 Strategy: Making Social Inclusion a Reality for all Migrants in Europe”. The paper develops links with three social targets of the Europe 2020 Strategy – poverty, employment, and education - offering insight and recommendations to how the targets could positively impact undocumented migrants.
VICTIMS’ RIGHTS: GOVERNMENTS SHOULD IMPLEMENT FRAMEWORK TO ENSURE PROTECTION AND JUSTICE FOR UNDOCUMENTED VICTIMS OF CRIME
On the occasion of the deadline for EU member states to transpose the EU Victims’ Directive, PICUM urges national governments, authorities and law enforcement officials to effectively implement the Directive to ensure protection and justice for all victims of crime, both in law and in practice.
PICUM has published a Guide to the EU Victims' Directive together with a toolkit in English, French and Spanish with resources for members and partners, to inform and to inspire action to advance the rights of undocumented victims of crime.
59 leading organisations in the fields of human rights, child rights, health and social inclusion, including UNICEF, OHCHR and the European Network of Ombudspersons for Children have sent an open letter to the European Council asking to develop and implement concrete measures towards a comprehensive and rights-based strategy ensuring effective protection for all children affected by migration, including in the upcoming meetings at European level.
On eve of international forum on migration and development advocates call for humane treatment and guaranteed rights for all migrants and refugees
Istanbul,Turkey — Meeting in Istanbul on the eve of the intergovernmental Global Forum on Migration and Development, the Women and Global Migration Working Group (WGMWG) will urge greater attention to situations of migrant women, who make up half of the increasing number of global migrants and refugees.
LOCAL AUTHORITIES, HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND NGOS CALL ON GERMAN GOVERNMENT TO CHANGE LAW ON REPORTING UNDOCUMENTED MIGRANTS
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 2 October 2015 – As Germany has been cast in a favourable light in recent weeks on the EU level due to its increased commitment to welcome migrants and refugees seeking international protection, an international conference discussed the contradictory situation of health care provision of undocumented migrants in Germany and called for reforms on the national level.
BRUSSELS, 11 September 2015 - On the occasion of the extraordinary Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting taking place in Brussels on 14 September, the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) and its member organisations urge EU leaders to establish safe and regular channels for migrants and refugees to come to Europe. The statement is available in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Greek.
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights' (FRA) new report “Cost of exclusion from healthcare – The case of migrants in an irregular situation” finds that providing regular health care to undocumented patients with hypertension could generate savings. Focus countries are Germany, Greece and Sweden.
As a member of the Social Platform, PICUM signed on to a letter on 9 July 2015 addressed to heads of states and governments, the President of the European Council, the Presidents of the European Commission and the European Parliament, the President of the Eurogroup, the President of the European Central Bank and the Managaing Director of the International Monetary Fund calling for socially just reforms for Greece.
PICUM published its leaflet advocating to end the use of the term ‘illegal migrant’ in French, German and Spanish.The leaflet is the key resource of PICUM’s ‘Words Matter’ campaign and provides reasons why not to use the term ‘illegal migrant’.