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A job at a bar? Be careful!

Reina found a job as a cocktail waitress, but once she arrived she realized her employers expected other duties from her. As a migrant, you have rights. Nobody can force you to perform tasks not originally convened. If you have suspicions of a situation of trafficking in persons, report (in Mexico) by calling 800 5533 000. This video is part of the Think Twice campaign, created along with the migrant communities of Tapachula and Tijuana, Mexico to inform migrants about their labour rights.

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Flor got a job in Mexico!

Flor got a job offer that turned out not to be what she was promised. Labour exploitation is one of the ends of trafficking in persons. Get informed and report it (in Mexico) at 800 5533 000. This video is part of the Think Twice campaign, created along with the migrant communities of Tapachula and Tijuana, Mexico to informe migrants about their labour rights. Learn more at https://somoscolmena.info/es/piensalo2veces.

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Nelson found his first job in Mexico

He was promised a good salary and help in regularizing his migration situation, but reality was different. Labour exploitation is one of the ends of trafficking in persons. As a migrant you have rights. If they are being violated, report (in Mexico) by calling 800 5533 000. This video is part of the Think Twice campaign, created along with the migrant communities of Tapachula and Tijuana, Mexico to inform migrants about their labour rights. Learn more at https://somoscolmena.info/es/piensalo2veces.

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Job offer: all you have to do is take care of a patch of land

If someone withholds your documents or they change the conditions of the job after you took it, you could be in a situation of trafficking in persons. If you have suspicions, report (in Mexico) by calling 800 5533 000. This video is part of the Think Twice campaign, created along with the migrant communities of Tapachula and Tijuana, Mexico to informe migrants about their labour rights. Learn more at https://somoscolmena.info/es/piensalo2veces.

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Thousands of people have strengthened their skills to identify deceptions and myths about migration, thanks to IOM campaigns

Under the principle that collectively built campaigns can help generate behavioral changes, 12 communities in 6 countries designed and now disseminate information campaigns that were adapted to the local context according to their particularities and needs. These campaigns are not satisfied with simply launching messages in mass media or social networks but have implemented community activities as a key element to trigger action. 

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Campaign launched to strengthen labour rights of migrant border workers

 

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security of Guatemala, the National Institute of Migration (INM) and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of Mexico, together with the International Organization for Migration, are launching the campaign "For the labour rights of Guatemalan migrant border workers", to inform and raise awareness among the Guatemalan population about the importance of working regularly in Mexico and to promote the use of the Border Worker Visitor Card (TVTF).

 

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Over 5,000 migrant deaths recorded in Central, North America, the Caribbean since 2014 as number of lives lost continues to grow in 2021

Desde 2014 se han registrado 5.755 muertes durante viajes migratorios en Centroamérica, Norteamérica y el Caribe, dejando a decenas de miles de familiares en busca de respuestas. Esta crisis humanitaria en curso se pone de manifiesto en una serie de informes sobre migrantes desaparecidos en la región, publicados hoy por el Proyecto Migrantes Desaparecidos de la Organización Internacional para las Migraciones (OIM).

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Key government officials from five countries participated in a regional exchange on the implementation of bilateral labour migration programs

Over 35 government officials from Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica, representing the ministries of foreign affairs, labour, health, agriculture and migration institutes, successfully concluded a four-day experience exchange on labour migration programs.

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Mexican states share their best experiences in implementing migration policy

 

The National Coordination of Migrant Attention Offices (CONOFAM) in association with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), prepared a report on Good Practices in the Implementation of Migration Policy at the Local Level in twelve Mexican states. The purpose of the report was to identify, share and provide guidelines for governments to replicate actions that contribute to good migration governance and benefit both migrants and receiving communities.

 

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RCM analyzes the work of employment counselors in the integration of migrants

On October 29, more than 50 people from the member countries of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) concluded a training and awareness-raising process for employment counselors. The course sought to provide context on labour migration in the region, inform about the profiles of migrants and improve practices for their inclusion in the labour market.

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