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Ginevra Gianardi: 'From Rome to Cape Town, my internship experience at SIHMA’


Sep 14, 2021
Categories: news

The Scalabrini Insitute for Human mobility in Africa was very greatful to collaborate with Ginevra Gianardi, one of our interns at SIHMA from November 2020 to April 2021, who collaborated remotely in research and communication. It is precious for our team to have young students who are passionate about migration and human rights, who want to learn more and share their knowledge and skills with our Research Institute. Ginevra was born and raised in Rome, Italy....

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Advocates’ Migration Brief - Litigation in respect of Undocumented Children


Aug 31, 2021
Categories: news

SIHMA’s research paper series entitled the Advocates’ Migration Brief sees its third iteration as the series addresses recent judicial decisions relating to people on the move from the perspective of Court Advocates. The third article in the series is entitled “Litigation in respect of Undocumented Children” and is an interesting read on the hardship undocumented children are experiencing in South Africa [1]. It is estimated that the country is home to almost 1 million undocumented children [5]. Many...

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Kouakou Hervé N’dri’s Story and LISAD Organization in Côte d’Ivoire


Aug 24, 2021
Categories: news

In recent months SIHMA came across the story of Kouakou Hervé N’dri. This was thanks to the Professor Ljuba Scuderi, an expert in the Mediterranean migration dynamics who put, Hervé in contact with our organization and with SIHMA’s Executive Director, Fr. Filippo Ferraro.  Hervé is a survivor of trafficking and a returnee to his home country of Côte d’Ivoire. He together with other Ivorians who experienced the same, decided to found an Non-Profit, Non-Governmental Organisation to...

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The Exclusion of Migrant Women in Africa: Access to Safety and Security


Aug 10, 2021
Categories: news

This article is the latest and final contribution to the series about the exclusion of migrant women in Africa. Through the article, we will examine the difficulties women on the move experience to be safe and secure. As mentioned in our previous articles, migrant women often go through many hardships regarding access to health care, housing, education, identification documentation, and the labour market [i, ii, iii, iv and v]. Even though these topics have been well covered previously...

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SIHMA Annual Report 2020


Jul 29, 2021
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SIHMA’s annual report for 2020 has now been released with information about the organisation and its activities from 2019 to 2020. The report covers SIHMA’s four key focus areas, namely Research; Publications; Training and Capacity Building; and Events, as well as more general information about the organisation and its work. You can find a link to an online version of the report at the bottom of this page.  "We have spent a year behind the screen,...

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World Refugee Day 2021


Jun 22, 2021
Categories: Event

The United Nations General Assembly introduced World Refugee Day in 2001.  Before 2001, June 20th was celebrated as African Refugee Day, introduced in 1975.  This day was established in 1975 by the then Organization for African Unity, now called the African Union.  Today, the two days coincide to honor refugees around the world.  It celebrates the dignity of the forcibly displaced. [1] Who is a refugee? According to the 1951 Refugee Convention, a refugee...

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