NEWS


25 November, 2016

UN Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: IOM Mesoamerica Launches Online Course

Costa Rica - IOM today launched a new online course Women in Migration – a tool to allow the study of challenges faced by migrant women in the Mesoamerican region. The course is available for free through IOM’s Migration Learning Platform in Spanish.




30 September, 2016

IOM Trains 7,000 to Combat Human Trafficking in Mesoamerica

Students, government officials, non-governmental organizations and journalists are some of the nearly 7,000 people that in the last three years have participated in IOM’s training and awareness programmes, addressing prevention of human trafficking in the Mesoamerican region.




6 September, 2016

IOM Promotes Young Migrants’ Human Rights at Juventour 2016

El Salvador - IOM last month participated in JUVENTOUR 2016, one of the most important gatherings of Central American youth, which provided a platform to promote migrant children and adolescents’ human rights and to warn about the risks of irregular migration through the InformArte en Movimiento (Information on the Move) campaign.




26 August, 2016

IOM Donates Supplies to Honduras Casa Del Migrante

El Salvador - IOM today presented USD 3,000 of supplies and equipment to the Casa del Migrante (House of the Migrant) at Ocotepeque, the only shelter in Honduras that supports migrants in transit from countries such as Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua.




23 August, 2016

IOM El Salvador, Partners Discuss Protection for LGBTI Migrants

El Salvador - IOM has taken part in a workshop in San Salvador, the Salvadorean capital, on the risks faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people when they migrate irregularly.




19 August, 2016

Stories of Migrant Children in Mesoamerica

Costa Rica - On Wednesday (17/8) IOM, in partnership with the Government of Guatemala, published: “Paths of Light and Shadow: Stories of migrant children and adolescents.” The book comprises 16 illustrated stories based on the true accounts of Central American girls and boys narrating their perilous journeys to the United States.




16 August, 2016

IOM Launches Virtual Community on Risks of Irregular Migration in Central America

Costa Rica - A new virtual community InformArte en Movimiento (Information on the Move) will be launched tomorrow (17/8) in Central America to strengthen migration management capacities in border communities, especially among youth, to reduce irregular migration, and protecting the human rights of migrants. The platform is on Facebook (InformArte en Movimiento) and Twitter (@Infomovimiento).




22 July, 2016

IOM Virtual Course Builds Counter Trafficking Capacity in Mesoamerica

Costa Rica - IOM has trained a group of 35 Mesoamerican counter trafficking specialists as trainers for its Virtual Course on Trafficking in Persons (TiP) developed for the region.




13 July, 2016

IOM Workshop: Human Rights of Migrants for Costa Rican Police

Costa Rica - Students at the National Police Academy of Costa Rica are taking an IOM-designed course to enable them to better assist and uphold the human rights of migrants most at risk. Graduates of this training, which finishes tomorrow (13/07), will likely become border police officers.




17 June, 2016

Northern Triangle: IOM Builds Capacity to Protect Child Migrants of Central America

El Salvador - Nearly three hundred representatives of civil society and the governments of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras were trained by IOM on issues such as national policy and the international protection framework for migrant children and adolescents.