“Countries that are diligently changing national laws are often not able to press for a consistent regulatory environment at the local level with sufficient outreach and training to encourage change. While we press for national awareness, real change hinges on on-the-ground, local level interventions to remedy the GCM implementation gaps.
The lessons learned from frontline realities in the war in Ukraine have been stark: it is clearly easier for societies to absorb similar-looking people, and the deep-seated fear of the ‘other’ comes out strongly during uncertainties, regardless of the rule of law.”
This blog, composed by the NGO Committee on Migration NGO and featured in the United Nations Network on Migration’s recent newsletter, identifies gaps and offers solutions to address instances of discrimination in migration management.
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Campaign Against Xenophobia and for Social Integration
Report on our latest survey of NGOs concerning xenophobia and racism.
On July 8 the Subcommittee on Xenophobia, Racism and Social Inclusion launched a report based on our latest survey of NGOs concerning their efforts to serve migrant communities and help eradicate xenophobia and racism.
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New Infographic: Debunking Myths to End Xenophobia (July 2021)
Against a rising tide of xenophobia, racism and hostility against migrants and refugees, the CoM Subcommittee on Xenophobia and Social Inclusion has produced a concise infographic for use in advocacy on behalf of migrants. It is available below. Please use and share it widely!
Debunking Myths to End Xenophobia
Updated infographic prepared by the CoM Subcommittee on Xenophobia and Social Inclusion (July 2021), available in English, French and Spanish.