We are pleased to announce the launch of ECHOES, a series of original contributions hosted by the Global Migration and Health Initiative (GloMHI).
GloMHI, as a group of scholars and advocates, is interested in understanding the complexity of the migration phenomenon, its global determinants, and migration as a determinant of health. On a monthly basis, we will host original contributions by migrants, advocates, community workers, students, educators, policy makers, and applied researchers, from all over the world, who want to share ideas that contribute to an in-depth understanding of migration and its articulations with health, from multiple perspectives and disciplines.
To submit a contribution, please send a one-paragraph proposal to:
globalmigrationandhealth (at) gmail.com
The Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture (SSPC) is hosting a webinar on the mental health of refugees and im/migrants, specifically the impact of separation on families and children by Cécile Rousseau and Suzan J. Song.
Registration for this webinar is free for students, trainees, and residents, as well as SSPC members. The webinar is free for registrations in low- and middle income countries. It is $5 for non-SSPC members. Early-bird regisration ends March 15.
Fri Mar 29 2019, 1:00-2:30pm PDT
"After decades of struggle, the Federal government has announced that migrant Care Workers will have work permits that will allow them to change jobs in the sector, rather than being tied to a single employer. Unlike before, the government has promised that migrant Care Workers will be able to come to Canada with their spouses and children on open work and study permits.
However, an Interim Program has been created based on Care Worker pressure to give permanent resident status to thousands of women who were excluded because of recent unfair rules. But the program is small, and does not include everyone. Care Workers will fight to ensure that as many workers as possible in Canada get their rights.
A New Caregiver Program has just been announced, but we have few details. We don’t know when it will begin, what the requirements will be, and if it will have some regressive steps back. Care Workers will keep watch. For that too, they need your support."
- Migrant Workers Alliance and the Landed Status Now Campaign
Professor Alison Mountz, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Global Migration at the Balsillie School of International Affairs at Laurier University is giving a talk on March 21, 2019 at The Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. Registration for the event is now open.
The talk presents research on global migration through contested border-crossings where people navigate policy, jurisdiction, and sovereignty. Mapping geographies of asylum-seeking and border enforcement reveals the creative interplay between geography, law, and public policy. While states of the Global North contain and manage human mobility by intercepting people and ships en route to their shores, people migrating from locations in the Global South must work creatively to gain access to asylum. The borderlands render legible contemporary trends and forces of global migration: the intended and unintended effects of public policy, intensified precarity, innovative technologies of interception and detention, struggles over access, debates about humanitarianism and policy design, and shifting geographies of enforcement.
According to the Guardian, nearly 8 million indigenous people in India are at danger of being evicted from forests that their ancestors have lived in for many years, under the false guise of conservation.
Several Indian wildlife and conservation organizations, such as Wildlife First, the Wildlife Trust of India, and the Tiger Research and Conservation Trust have accused the tribal people of ruining the forests’ biodiversity and "have petitioned the court to clear them from the land. Yet the 2006 Forest Rights Act gave Adivasi rights to live on and protect the land that they had been cultivating within forest boundaries."
Human rights defenders in India and international groups are fighting the order.
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