The European Network on Statelessness developed The Statelessness Index as a comparative tool that assesses European countries’ law, policy and practice on the protection of stateless people and the prevention and reduction of statelessness, against international norms and good practice. It is a tool created for civil society, government, researchers, the media and other interested individuals.
The Index is currently in a pilot phase with comparative data available for 12 countries: France, Germany, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, The Netherlands, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and Ukraine.
Learn more and use the index, here.
We all saw the videos released of the slave trade occurring in Libya of African migrants and refugees being auctioned and sold at a market.
Don't let this horrific occurrence pass as another news story. Modern slavery has been integrated into our daily consumerism; be smart about what you purchase, who and what businesses you support. Vote with your dollar, stay informed, and be aware of what economies you support when you travel and when you purchase.
This piece examines four countries in North America and Europe – Canada, the United States, Sweden, and France – as places that are rich in financial and social resources, innovating many of the current interventions helping refugees, and hosting a notable segment of the global refugee population. It addresses common challenges faced and the practical efforts that the higher education community can undertake — UNHCR statistics indicate that only 1% of refugees will eventually find their way into higher education, what is being done to change these numbers?
Written by: Bryce Loo, World Education Services; Bernhard Streitwieser, George Washington University; Jisun Jeong, George Washington University. Published by: World Education News & Reviews
"SEVEN DOORS is a long-term documentary project by photographer Greg Constantine. The project explores how governments are increasingly using detention as a significant component of immigration policy and exposes the impact, trauma and human cost detention has on asylum seekers, refugees, stateless people and migrants around the world."
Photo: From the chapter, "Malaysia" in "Seven Doors"
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been producing medical guidelines for over 25 years to help practitioners in the field. The contents of these guidelines are based on scientific data collected from MSF’s experiences, the World Health Organisation (WHO), other renowned international medical institutions and medical and scientific journals.
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EdSeed is a new mobile app connecting individual and corporate donors with displaced university students. This features an interview with cofounder of the app, Rama Chakaki about the app’s pilot phase and edSeed’s ambitions to expand refugee education.
from: Refugees Deeply
“If you cannot help me, what are you actually doing here?”
by: , The Guardian
Report of the High-Level Working Group on the Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents.
"Part 1 of this report sets out the essence of a human rights-based approach to health, provides a brief situational analysis of the gender- and age-specific issues concerning the health and human rights of women, children and adolescents, and ends with the Working Group’s vision for 2030. Part 2 proposes a framework of action to be taken by States, and by a diverse group of stakeholders including individuals, communities and civil society, recognizing the urgent need for a more concerted effort to uphold the rights of women, children and adolescents."
© World Health Organization 2017
UNHCR and Google to launched the site to answer the five most common questions about the Syrian refugee crisis: “what was Syria like before the war?”; “what is happening in Syria?”; “who is a refugee?”; “where are Syrian refugees going?”; and “how can I help Syrian refugees?” The site includes stories of people who have been displaced by the six-year war and statistics detailing scope of its devastation. It is available in English, French, German and Spanish; an Arabic version is coming soon.
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Promotion of Equality, Anti-discrimination, Welfare systems, Employment rights, Government accountability are the ways in which human rights can achieve social justice as explained in this article.
by: Sian Lee
photo: Melanie McCarthy, Boston Immigration Rally 2017