Blog On The Move

SIHMA Health Center Volunteers Reflect on their Work so far


Feb 08, 2022
Categories: news

Our Health Centre in Johannesburg welcomed 2 volunteers in December- Mariacristina and Renato. Together they've written a brief summary of the work they've done with the Health Centre so far, as well as highlight the stark difference between the health system in the West versus here.  Here is the reflection on their journey...

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Marzia’s experience at SIHMA


Feb 01, 2022
Categories: news

In the next week, we’ll be saying goodbye to our second group of interns from the University of Valencia. Marzia joined SIHMA in November, along with Angela, and will be with us until the 4th of February 2022. She was instrumental in many of our social networking engagements and research projects, developing her interest in the issues that affect people on the move. SIHMA is thankful for the time Marzia has dedicated to the work we do, and we...

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Victoria's reflection on her internship at SIHMA


Jan 25, 2022
Categories: news

SIHMA’s team would like to thank the excellent job and contribution of our Intern Victoria, who finished her in person experience at the Cape Town Office last December. She really helped in many communication and research projects, dedicating her time in sharing knowledge and passion for human rights and migration. We are grateful for her presence and we wish she can pursuit her goals and studies in the humanitarian field.  Here is her reflection at the...

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Internship Reflection of Nicolette


Jan 18, 2022
Categories: news

In the last few months we had the pleasure to receive the first intern from the University of Valencia. Nicolette joined the team at the end of September collaborated with SIHMA team until the 14th of December. We are really grateful of the presence of such motivated and passionate interns coming to support our activities and research and learn more about migration in Africa. Here is her reflection on the internship at SIHMA:

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Welcome on board to our new Admin Officer


Jan 11, 2022
Categories: news

The SIHMA team is very pleased to welcome a new member from January 2022. Samantha Coetzee is the new admin officer of the Cape Town office. She will work alongside the director, Fr Filippo Ferraro, our junior researcher Muluh Cletus, our office and communication assistant, Deborah and our interns Marzia and Àngela and will collaborate with the SIHMA team in Johannersburg.  We wish her a new start to the year, with this new experience and position, and hope...

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December 2021 - Press Review


Jan 06, 2022
Categories: press review

NATIONAL COVERAGE   SA's 'beautiful laws' fail LGBTQ+ migrants fleeing persecution News24 - 16/12/21 South Africa, that has some of the world's most progressive LGBTQ+ laws, attracts LGBTQ+ migrants from the continent and beyond escaping prosecution and homophobia. In 1996 South Africa was the first country to ban discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and in 2006 it became the only nation to legalise same-sex marriage in...

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