Migrant smuggling, trafficking in persons, and white slave trafficking, what's the difference?

Migrant smuggling, trafficking in persons, and white slave trafficking, what's the difference?

17 / 07 / 2019 | Migrant Protection and Assistance | Guest Contributor

Migrant smuggling, trafficking in persons and even white slave trafficking: we might hear these expressions being used as synonyms, when in reality they have very different meanings. Let's start by eliminating one, the term "white slave trafficking".


Why coming home can be harder than leaving: the psychosocial challenges of being a returnee

Coming home can be harder than leaving: the psychosocial challenges of being a returnee

17 / 07 / 2019 | Migration and Health | Guest Contributor

According to IOM’s definition, reintegration is the re-incorporation of a person into a group or process, for example, of a migrant into the society of his or her country of origin or habitual residence. Reintegration is thus a process that enables the returnee to participate again in the social, cultural, economic and political life of his or her country of origin.


Responding to hate speech against migrants in social media: What can you do?

Responding to hate speech against migrants in social media: What can you do?

04 / 07 / 2019 | Migrant Protection and Assistance | Guest Contributor

"We all have to remember that hate crimes are preceded by hate speech." This is how Adama Dieng, UN's Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, starts the Stopping Hate Speech video. "We have to bear in mind that words kill. Words kill as bullets", he continued.


How to strengthen the protection of migrant workers

03 / 07 / 2019 | Migración Laboral | Sofía Cortés

The new dynamics of migration are closely linked to the search of new opportunities of employment and income generation. The International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that around 27 per cent of all migrant workers worldwide are in the Americas, and 4.3 million in Latin America and the Caribbean, a figure that is continuously increasing. Only between 2010 and 2015, the number of migrant workers in the region increased by 34 per cent.


How to “solve” migration: A practical guide

21 / 06 / 2019 | Migration Governance | Guest Contributor

The challenge of managing migration has grown dramatically over the past few decades as more and more people are driven to move out of their homes by diverse economic, political, social and environmental factors.