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Celebrating women who can inspire hope, change and progress

Just recently, on March 8th, the world marked International Women’s Day (IWD) around the globe. This is a day set aside to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. In the UK context, IWD also offers a chance to pause and consider the role of migrant women in British society.

IOM Supports World Health Day 2017: “Depression: Let’s Talk”

IOM is pleased to observe this week World Health Day 2017, and hail its importance to migrants worldwide. The theme chosen for World Health Day 2017, celebrated today (7 April), is: “Depression: Let’s Talk”. IOM remains committed to reducing the burden of migration-linked stressors and in addressing depression as a global problem

IOM and Croydon Council Project Selected for the Child Trafficking Protection Fund

IOM is pleased to announce that its pilot project providing specific child trafficking and modern slavery support to foster carers in the London Borough of Croydon has been awarded funding from the Home Office’s Child Trafficking Protection Fund.

Joint press release: New European Union returns policies put children at risk

UN agencies and child rights organisations are concerned that the Commission package on Return encourages member states to undertake ‘swift returns’ of people – including children – with reduced procedural safeguards and through the increased use of detention. This approach would put children’s lives at risk and would be in violation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which every EU member state has ratified.

IOM Expresses Concern over Closure of the 'Dubs Amendment' Scheme

The UK Government recently announced that it will close the ‘Dubs amendment' scheme, which allows for the transfer of unaccompanied children from Europe to the United Kingdom. IOM, like many others, is deeply concerned about the closure of the scheme and with it, the loss of a safe route for the most vulnerable children to come to the UK.

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