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Tag: migration

Webinar Responding to COVID-19


Jul 26, 2020
Categories: Event

Information on the Webinar presentation Organizers: This webinar is organized by The Future of Work, Labour after Laudato Si (FOWLS) global initiative and the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC). The Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA), the East Cape Agricultural Research Project (ECARP) and the Centre for Research and Action for Peace (CERAP) are supporting the event. Target Audience: Religious leaders, faith-based organizations, NGOs, civil society organizations, and general...

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Building Blocks and Challenges for the Implementation of the Global Compact on Refugees in Africa - Research Article


Mar 24, 2020
Categories: Articles

On the 18th of March, 2020 the Journal on Migration and Human Security of CMS, the Center for Migration Studies of New York published the research article ‘Building Blocks and Challenges for the Implementation of the Global Compact on Refugees in Africa’, written by Filippo Ferraro, our SIHMA’s Executive Director and Sergio Carciotto, our AHMR Editor Assistant.  The CMS is a member of the Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN), a global network of migrant shelters, service centers and other institutions,...

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Roundtable on Migration, Labour & Policy Options


Dec 17, 2019
Categories: Event

On Tuesday December 10, the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO), The Jesuit Institute and the Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA) held a seminar discussion on Migration, Labour & Policy Options in Cape Town. It was intended to be a small round table, with around 16 people attending, representing a number of organisations and the parliament. Father Peter-John Pearson, the director of CPLO, gave a welcome and introduction. Following, Marinda...

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My Experience as a Scalabrini Intern


Jun 04, 2019
Categories: Discussion

My name is Emma Dionne.  I am from Rhode Island, USA.  I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Criminology in 2017 from Stonehill College in Massachusetts. I’ve worked in the legal field the past two years. I came to Cape Town to gain an international perspective before furthering my education. I volunteered at the Scalabrini Study Centre in Cape Town from April to June 2019.   On any given day, Scalabrini Centre in Cape Town is...

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South Africa – Sweden University Forum (SASUF): Migration and Mobilities


May 14, 2019
Categories: Migration in Africa Event Discussion

On 7 May, 2019, the University of the Western Cape’s (UWC) Research Niche in Migration and Mobilities hosted a special satellite event for the South Africa-Sweden Research and Innovation Week, with the South Africa-Sweden University Forum (SASUF). SASUF is a collaboration between 36 universities in Sweden and South Africa with goals to “strengthen ties between South Africa and Sweden in research, education, and innovation” and to “connect universities with funding agencies, industry, ministries, and society in working towards...

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Women are migrating to follow their aspirations


Dec 11, 2018
Categories: Discussion

As of 2017, the total number of international migrants is estimated at around 258 million of which 48 percent are women. The term feminization of migration indicates an increase in the percentage of female migrants and refers to women who migrate independently. Scholars debate whether the feminization of migration is a new phenomenon or not. Some argue that women have always migrated but their movements were of less interest to academics. Between 1960 and 2015, the female share...

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