20th Oct. The Rights of Migrant people and Refugees.

icon5Migrations are a human phenomenon, common to all moments of history.
Refugees and asylum seekers are people who have been forced to leave their homes after their life was in danger and their integrity prosecuted. Usually, massive refugee situations are provoked by conflicts, in which speficic countries usually hold a major responsibility (selling weapons, geostrategic interests, …). Contradictorily, after having played a critical role in wars like in Syria, Irak or Lybia, Europe closes the doors to their refugees, stops the saving of sinking boats in the Mediterranean, puts thousands of people in illegal detention centres, and allows xenophobic speech against refugees rights.

It is the right of every person to seek for asylum, all European countries recognised this in the Geneva convention and in the European Charter of Human Rights. We defend the freedom of movement and of settlement, for all people and with all citizens rights.

In the IVS movement, we launched the campaign for the Freedom of FoMMovement, and there is a strong commitment in all networks, with working groups (Building Bridges at SCI, Task Force on Migrations in the Alliance), international workcamps, or international projects. Some of this groups have published educational materials, like the Building Bridges Toolkit, or the Raising Peace Toolkit to Work on Migrations and Human Rights_RP2016

During the Global Human Rights Week, several events are being organised all over Europe on this topic, and on October 20th there is a thematic day with a strong communication campaign.

We expect your participation! With your events, communication and defense of every person’s rights: #RefugeesWelcome #OurRightsOurVoices #CloseDetentionCenters

Events during the GHRW dedicated to this topic:

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Event by Egyesek in Budapest
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Event by ICJA and Elix in Athens
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Event by VAP UK in Othona

Raising Peace Camps working with Refugees and migrations:

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Click to see: Raising Peace Camp Legambiente Paestum
Click to see: Raising Peace Camp in Refugee Centre Emmen
Click to see: Raising Peace Camp in Refugee Centre Emmen
Click to see: Raising Peace Camp in Switzerland
Click to see: Raising Peace Camp in Switzerland
Click to see: Raising Peace Camp in La Città dell'Utopia
Click to see: Raising Peace Camp in La Città dell’Utopia