The Struggle To Expand Human and Migrant Rights

The Women In Migration Network focuses on the human rights of women, particularly around migration and development policy. The group convenes to focus on the diverse interests of women and the families who feel the effect of migration. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia

WIMN seeks justness and fairness by conducting joint campaigns to make the migrant women of the world more visible in the area of international policy-making. In 2017, WIMN is taking part in Civil Society Days by hosting the event, Strategic Approaches for a Gender- Responsive Global Compact for Migration. The Civil Society Days is a program by the Global Forum on Migration & Development.

The Civil Society Days program has a 5-year plan covering 8 points including but not limited to:

– Regular and orderly migration regarding work

– Safety mechanisms regarding xenophobia for migrants and society

– Safety mechanisms for return and reintegration

Certain topics take precedence with the group such as;

– Gender sensitivity to worker’s rights

– Abrogate the deportation, criminalization

– Arbitrary retention of migrants

– End gender-based violence

– Promotion of family unity

– Recognizing LGBTQ families

The NAACP is a non-governmental rights group advocating the growth and equality of all. The goal is end race-based discrimination in social, political, educational, and economic realms.

Equal rights without racial discrimination is the main focus of the group. The group is fighting to keep Urban Beach Week occurring each Memorial Day weekend. The city is working to end the weekend celebration, instead promoting a military air show.

A June 2017 release from the Missouri NAACP chapter cautioned visitors against arriving in the state because of potential discrimination issues. The advisory mentions a bill passed by lawmakers which makes it more difficult to sue for discrimination in the acquisition of a home or job. The advisory also showed a report revealing that black drivers in Missouri are 75% more likely to be stopped than other colors.

The Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund was created from the $3.7 million settlement received in the wrongful arrest of Michael and Jim by Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The two reporters were arrested in the middle of the night for revealing a grand jury proceeding looking for reporters’ notes on articles about the Sheriff.

The Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund support a number of organizations; Aliento, Justice That Works, Center for Neighborhood Leadership, and the Kino Border Initiative to name a few.

The young, immigrant recipients of DACA, Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals, are meant to be protected from deportation. However, the Trump administration is positioned to discontinue the program at any time. The result could be a large number of immigrants who lose their work authorization or are unable to renew their work status.

Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/ and https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-lacey-5b0159145/

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