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Um fenómeno mundial de sinais invisíveis: O tráfico de seres humanos na África Subsariana, Caraíbas e Pacífico
Trafficking in persons constitutes a grave crime against the individual. The absence of comprehensive data presents a major issue, including in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. Many cases go unreported as victims are too afraid to testify, cannot escape exploitation, are expelled… Read More
International migration from the South towards other regions is often simplified as South-North (or low-income to high-income) movements (De Haas, 2007; Minvielle, 2010). Reality is indeed much more complex and new and atypical extraregional migration corridors between Southern regions rapidly… Read More
Among the different stages of the migration process, return is the one which is least well understood. The motives guiding return cannot be easily categorized and are highly context dependent (Bastia, 2011). Scholars and policymakers have focused on understanding and analysing decisions for… Read More
Effective protection and respect of the human rights of migrants, as established by international, regional and national norms, is necessary to ensure that individuals lead dignified, secure and productive lives. It is also necessary to guarantee the well-being of migrants and respect of the rule… Read More
De regresso ao outro lado do oceano: As migrações e as remessas musicais da América Latina e das Caraíbas para África
Over the past years, migration research and policymaking have focused much attention on South-North flows and on certain aspects of the migration and development nexus, such as remittances and ‘brain drain’. Cultural remittances have received little attention in policymaking. Nevertheless, culture… Read More
Children, both girls and boys, are known to have been migrating for various reasons throughout history. These kinds of movements are widespread and deeply rooted in the history and sociology of daily life in West Africa and its people.
Child migration is a complex phenomenon, which remains widely discussed among researchers and policymakers. The diversity of scenarios in which children are affected by migration hampers decision-making and affects the protection of children rights.
Remittances may be the most tangible part of the migration – development nexus. They however do not just concern financial transfers, but also social remittances - a range of contributions by migrants and diaspora members. This background note aims to shed light on the definition, challenges of… Read More