“Advocating for the Human Rights of Undocumented Migrants:
Strategies, Successes and Opportunities”
Migrant Voice and a number of other prominent organisations and speakers will be presenting at PICUM European workshop in Brussels, Friday 24 June 2011, at the International Auditorium, 5 Rue Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 1210 Brussels
This workshop marks PICUM's 10th anniversary. It will provide an opportunity to bring together PICUM members from across Europe to share their respective initiatives and to exchange lessons learnt by taking part in thematic working groups.
The event will focus on the following issues:
1. Advocating for fair working conditions of undocumented migrants;
2. Strategies to promote empowerment of undocumented women;
3. Countering the social exclusion of undocumented families with children; and
4. Surmounting barriers in access to health care services.
For the full agenda for this event and more information, contact email@example.com .
PICUM, the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants was founded in 2001 as an initiative of grassroots organisations to mobilise civil society support for
undocumented migrants at the European level, PICUM promotes recognition of their fundamental rights within
the development of European and member states’ policies on migration management and social issues.
PICUM now guides more than 110 member organisations active in preventing discrimination, exploitation and
violence against undocumented migrants in 29 countries across Europe and in other world regions.
During the past decade, PICUM has successfully fostered understanding amongst a wide range of actors
about undocumented migrants' innate rights and the growing gulf between international human rights
obligations and the legislation and practice implemented in Europe. By researching undocumented migrants’
access to basic social rights, spreading information on law and practice, and reporting on exploitation, PICUM
has developed a centre of expertise to provide members, lobbyists, policy makers and others with knowledge,
advice and support.