Survey on Migrant and Refugee Victims of Xenophobia and Intolerance in the Context of the Coronavirus Pandemic
The NGO Committee on Migration is requesting responses to a survey prepared by the Subcommittee on Xenophobia and Social Inclusion to assess the impact COVID-19 has had on the migrant population in relation to xenophobia and social exclusion.
The survey is available here in English, Spanish, and French. Please send it out as widely as possible through your networks. Responses must be received by January 31.
We are seeking replies from NGOs, academia, civil society institutions and United Nations entities in order to obtain as comprehensive data as possible on this essential grassroots work. Please consult the linked survey for an account of how we plan to use the data and publish the results.
Thank you for taking the time to respond. If you have any further questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Civil Society Representatives Select Advocacy Priorities for GFMD Summit
The Closing Plenary of the Civil Society Preparatory Meeting for the upcoming Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) Summit took place on 15 January 2021.
Following four days of intensive online debate and discussion, the plenary adopted joint civil society advocacy priorities for the GFMD Summit. The four top ones, with strong links across thematic areas, are:
Read more here.
- Ensuring social protection for migrants regardless of their status;
- Expanding migrants’ regularization and legal migration pathways;
- Fighting xenophobia and discrimination; and
- Promoting safe access to services and to the judicial system.
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Call for Applications: Migrant Forum in Asia Consultancy Positions
The Migrant Forum in Asia is sharing a call for applications for a task-based consultancy. The interdisciplinary Migration and Mobilities Cluster at Monash University Malaysia is seeking to engage three (3) Task-based Consultants on a fixed-term basis.
The consultants will focus on ONE of the following topics each:
1. Labor migration
2. Forced migration
3. Human trafficking
For more information, please see the linked advertisement for each consultancy. Please note that applications will be considered on a rolling basis, until the positions are filled.
Center for Migration Studies Survey Deadline Jan 29
The Center for Migration Studies (CMS) invites staff and volunteers of Catholic organizations, ministries, and programs that serve and work with immigrants and refugees in the United States to participate in a brief survey (10-15 minutes). The survey will help us better understand how public policies, crises, and more mundane challenges are affecting your work with immigrant communities. The survey seeks input on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice, and immigration enforcement on Catholic institutions, as well as persistent operational challenges that preceded the pandemic.
Results will be published in aggregated form, and we will not identify any participating individuals or organizations.
Survey responses must be received by January 29, 2021. All participants who enter their name or their organization's name will be entered into a raffle for three (3) $100 Amazon gift cards. This information will be used solely to identify raffle winners.
Start survey here.
Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback! If you have any questions, please email email@example.com. Please feel free to share this survey widely with your Catholic networks.
Renew your CoM Membership & Join a Subcommittee!
We are continuing the process of collecting annual membership dues and convening subcommittees.
The NGO Committee on Migration organizes many of its activities through member participation in the following four subcommittees:
By formally joining a subcommittee, you will be able to receive a link to access the online subcommittee gatherings, which precede the general portion of each Member Meeting.
- Environment / Climate-Induced Displacement
- Migrant & Refugee Children
- Migrants in Situations of Vulnerability / Mixed Migration
- Xenophobia & Social Inclusion
Click here to renew your CoM membership and here to join one of the four subcommittees listed above!