“We were afraid”: Testimonies from the first Migrant Caravan of 2020

“We were afraid”: Testimonies from the first Migrant Caravan of 2020

31 / 01 / 2020 | Return and Reintegration | Jacinta Astles

The first migrant caravan of 2020 made headlines as reports and videos of clashes between migrants and the Mexican National Guard caught the attention of the region and the world. The caravan departed San Pedro Sula, Honduras on 14th January. As it headed through Guatemala and towards Mexico, it was reported to have mobilized more than 4,000 members.


Migrant Caravans: Explained

Migrant Caravans: Explained

31 / 01 / 2020 | Immigration and Border Management | Jacinta Astles

What are migrant caravans?

The term ‘migrant caravans’ emerged as a way to describe the large groups of people moving by land across international borders. Migrant caravans from Northern Central America have increased in number and frequency since 2018.


How to gender mainstream migration policies

21 / 01 / 2020 | Migration Governance | Jacinta Astles

At each stage of a person's migration process, whether at the destination, transit, origin or return, they are likely to be treated differently according to their gender identity. Understanding migration from a gender perspective offers States tools to guarantee and protect the rights of migrants of all gender identities.

Integrating a gender mainstreaming approach to policies associated with migration issues is essential. These policies are also linked to the 2030 Agenda and the achievement of many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including, for example:


How do Stereotypes Harm Migrant Women?

21 / 01 / 2020 | Communication & Migration | Jacinta Astles

Stereotypes exist in all societies. They may seem harmless, but they can actually cause real damage to the lives of the people that they target. Simplistic and misleading ideas about migrant women have the potential to restrict the opportunities and services available to them.

What is a stereotype?

A stereotype refers to a commonly held but overly simple image or idea about a person or social category, such as race, ethnicity, gender or religion, among others. They are often used by one group to position themselves as more superior than another.


How do migrants contribute to society?

How do migrants contribute to society?

07 / 01 / 2020 | Migration and Development | Jacinta Astles

Phyllisia Ross, Isabel Allende, Rodney Wallace. Three migrants making creative and inspiring contributions to their communities. And they’re not alone.