Representative of the GSIJP Team and Mercy International Association team in Geneva for the thematic consultation on migration. Today Cecilie Kern delivered our joint statement on behalf of both organizations.
Read the statement GCM Thematic Session 3 – Informal Stakeholder Dialogue Statement Final
Some snippets: …vital to maximizing the positive benefits of migration and reducing vulnerabilities for people on the move. …policies are human rights-based, and therefore universal, and applicable to all migrants, regardless of status. …border management policies must be human rights-based and gender and age-sensitive. Authorities, including border agents, police, military and other security forces, must be held accountable for human rights violations, including exploitation and corruption. … provide all migrant women workers with safe, orderly and regular channels for migration that guarantee human rights, full labor rights and social protection for them and their families … Families should never be separated by policy enforcement, and children, including unaccompanied and separated children, should never be placed into detention or criminalized for their migratory status or that of their parents …
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