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Category: Migrants

Migration as an economic avenue for women

Aug 29, 2023
Categories: Gender and migration Migrants

Photo by Mohamed_Hassan on Pixabay As we conclude women’s month in South Africa we give special attention to women migrant workers, have migrated to seek economic opportunities to ensure sustainable livelihoods for themselves and their families. According to ILO (2023), feminisation of labour migration is increasing with women accounting for slightly half of all the international migrants globally. In South Africa, large numbers of migrant women live in the country, in...

Maternal Health of Migrants in South Africa

Aug 08, 2023
Categories: Gender and migration Migrants

Photo by Mohamed Hassan on Pixabay Maternal health is a key issue in any health discourse globally and access to maternal health care is a concern for all governments (Machiwenyika & Munatswa, 2020).  Ensuring access to maternal health for all is essential in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2023, particularly goal number 3 “Good Health and Well-being” and goal number 5, “Gender Equality”. Some of the targets for goal number 3 by 2030 include reducing maternal...

Youth and Migration

Jun 27, 2023
Categories: Youth migration Migrants Migration in Africa

Photo by Geralt on Pixabay Young people around the world continue to move internally and internationally because of a myriad of factors that either push them out of their country/place of origin or pull factors that attract them to the destination area. Some of these factors include employment, education, marriage, and to escape from poverty, violence, conflict, and environmental change (United Nations Department of...

1 of June Scalabrini Day celebration

May 31, 2022
Categories: Migrants Migration in Africa Pastoral care of migrants and refugees SCCT SIHMA

1 of June marks the memory of Bishop Scalabrini, founder of the Congregation of the Scalabrini Fathers and promoter of the pastoral care of migrants, refugees and people on the move around the world. SIHMA, together with the sister organisations Scalabrini Centre and Lawrence House, will have a moment of reflection and training with its staff on this day. Together we want to focus our attention on the four verbs, suggested by Pope Francis...

SIHMA’s New Partner in Sierra Leone

Oct 12, 2021
Categories: Articles SIHMA Migrants Migration in Africa Research Projects

For SIHMA, involvement in projects across the African Continent in different areas related to migration is always a source of new perspectives, different working models and enriching humanitarian collaborations. Understanding the different personal contexts of each migrant is important when developing protection and intervention projects with the most vulnerable populations. For this reason, SIHMA's collaboration with different institutions seeks to reinforce the fabric of stability and development that all social actors are working to build. Although... Image 2021-10-08 at 20.11.24.jpeg

107th World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Sep 28, 2021
Categories: Articles Migrants Refugees

Human mobility is as old as human existence, with people moving from one place to the other for a myriad of reasons premised on the push and pull factors of mobility. While some move voluntarily from one country to another, others are forced to flee their home country to escape violence and persecution. With changes in world politics, ever-increasing political tensions, climate change, diseases, and globalization together with advances in communication and transportation, the world is experiencing an...