It is fundamentally important to IOM to protect and promote the human rights of migrants. The conditions and situations that many of them experience, especially if they migrate irregularly, make them particularly vulnerable to human rights violations.
The Western Hemisphere Program aims to improve the capacities of the institutions that protect and assist migrants with a human rights focus. The Program shares information with representatives from governments, civil society, and communities, and builds their capacities in a wide range of topics such as the LGBTI population and migration, migration and youth, migrant children, women and migration, human trafficking and exploitation in emergency settings, psychosocial assistance for migrants and those who serve them, and more.
Information Hubs on Migration: Mesoamerica and the Caribbean [MANUAL]
This manual aims to offer an easy to use guide for the opening, maintenance and streghtening of Information Hubs on Migration. These are a model addressed at local government staff, institutions and organizations wanting to offer information centers for the promotion of regular, safe and orderly migration.
The Regional Migration Programs’ Knowledge Uptakes provide lessons learned and promising practice-oriented solutions to feed into the consultations for the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration (GCM) and serve as a global knowledge product for policymakers and practitioners. The Knowledge Uptakes draw upon the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM)-funded Regional Migration Programs’ years of experience in supporting migration.
Migration and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) People
This Training Module is designed for State institutions, civil society organizations and collectives, and individuals interested in developing training, awareness-raising, and capacity-building processes focused on the reality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex (LGBTI) migrants. It seeks to highlight LGBTI migrants as subjects of law, acknowledging their particular vulnerability due to the discrimination they face because of their sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as their status as migrants.
Paths of Light and Shadow: Stories of migrant children and adolescents.
The booklet “Paths of Light and Shadow” portrays experiences of Central America migrant children. The objective is to increase the visibility of this human tragedy and to raise awareness and invite reflection on the harsh reality these populations face.
Regional Guidelines for the Preliminary Identification of Vulnerable Migrant Populations and Referral Mechanisms
The Regional Guidelines have been designed to provide Member States of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) with general guidance for the development and implementation of preliminary identification and referral of migrants in vulnerable situations. With this publication Member Countries are encouraged to use these guidelines and keep advancing towards practical, consensual, and comprehensive solutions to address the complex challenges posed by migration and thus contribute to more humane migration management.