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133th Anniversary of Foundation of the Missionaries of St. Charles - Scalabrinians, 28 november 2020


Nov 28, 2020
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On the 28th of November SIHMA, as a Scalabrinian Institute celebrates the anniversary of foundation of the Congregation of Missionaries of St.Charles, Scalabrinians. This year we celebrate 133 years from the foundation. Father Mauro Lazzarato, the superior of the Scalabrinians of Europe and Africa, sends the invitation to collaborate and to keep up the attention to the reality of the facts. Here below is his message (1) and together with the celebration of the new Cardinal:...

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Refugee Status? Included in or Excluded from Refugee Protection?


Nov 17, 2020
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SIHMA’s new research paper series is coming out this December 2020 entitled the Advocates’ Migration Brief and addresses recent judicial decisions relating to people on the move. The first paper in the series convers an aspect of international and domestic refugee law being exclusion from refugee status. In the refugee status determination process, it is important to establish whether a person falls within the definition of a refugee to receive protection from the host state. Some individuals though...

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Exclusion of migrant women | Access to health care


Nov 10, 2020
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  Continuing the Series on Migrant Women. In the first edition of SIHMA’s series on the exclusion of migrant women, we discussed the particular lack of access to the labour market and the exclusion of migrant women from labour-related policy making (1). This second article addresses the even more intimate issue that is physical and mental well-being and access to health services. Indeed reports, such as the 2018 World Health Organization (WHO)  reports entitled...

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Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative (CIII) Conference


Nov 03, 2020
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Father Filippo (1) was one of the panellists at a simultaneous session hosted by the Centre for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) and the University of Notre Dame, entitled “Addressing the Legal Obstacles to Immigrant Integration, Protection and Defence”. The simultaneous sessions were a part of the annual conference hosted by CMS’s Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative (2). The CIII conference was held virtually for the first time and was from October 1st – October 2nd and was...

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A New Time and New Things Are Happening at SIHMA


Oct 27, 2020
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New exciting things are happening at SIHMA, as well as new publications to look out for. Last week we received a new Capetownian volunteer, Christine Lalor, who will collaborate with SIHMA for three months, from October to December 2020. She will give her contribution in one of our ongoing research projects and she will provide support with our communications portfolio. Christine joins us part-time in office and part-time working remotely, adding to our team of interns working in...

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A Comparison Between South African and United States’ Immigration Policy


Oct 20, 2020
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  Comparison and Path to Permanent Residency:   Acquiring permanent residence in a country other than your birth country comes with trials and tribulations. As of 2019, the number of international migrants stood at approximately 272 million, making up 3.5 percent of the world’s population (1). In South Africa, the number of international migrants stands at approximately 4.2 million, and South Africa is the country with the largest number of international migrants on the...

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