Growing up in a town called Kipushi in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Patricia Mudiayi has never imagined that 18 years later, she would be a migrant who is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to changing the lives of other migrants who migrated to South Africa for various reasons. As a stranger in a foreign country and where the role of migrants is often misunderstood, her hope was to find a job and make a living.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in partnership with The Economist Intelligence Unit, is pleased to announce the launch of the 2016 Migration Governance Index (MGI). Set to be launched on 20 May 2016, the study was designed as a bench-marking tool, not as a ranking system to compare countries’ performance as far as migration governance is concerned.
Government of Zimbabwe and IOM Lead the Development of First Ever Health Information Portal for the Southern Africa Development Community
“This portal is an innovative and collaborative first-of-its-kind health information sharing tool in the region. It is a paradigm shift in development of sustainable solutions in addressing Southern Africa’s long standing health challenges”. Said Hon. Dr P Parirenyatwa, Minister of Health and Child Care, Zimbabwe in his opening remarks.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Zimbabwe is hosting a two day consultative health meeting in Harare, Zimbabwe.
International Organization for Migration (IOM) hosted a weeklong project review workshop as part of a regular monitoring and evaluation exercise for Ripfumelo. Aimed to review the progress of the implementation of the project and addressing challenges related to programme implementation, the workshop convened various implementing partners (IPs), IOM officials and other stakeholders.
Over 40 accomplices comprising of IPs, directors of organizations, finance managers, programmes coordinators/managers, and M&E officers, participated on the workshop.
International Organization for Migration (IOM) has honoured the Hoedspruit Training Trust (HTT) for their outstanding contribution towards improving the lives of farm workers and mobile populations in Hoedspruit. IOM has been funding Hlokomela programme; an initiative aimed at reducing the HIV/AIDS prevalence and the impact of AIDS among commercial workers and their families through an integrated programme of prevention, treatment and care.
IOM hosts Southern Africa Regional Stakeholders’ Workshop to discuss priority actions to address mixed and irregular migration
South Africa – Following the Migration Dialogue for Southern Africa (MIDSA) Conference held in Zimbabwe in July 2015, IOM, UNHCR, UNODC, UNICEF and Save the Children International yesterday (30/11) jointly launched a regional stakeholder workshop to facilitate technical discussions for the implementation of priority actions identified at the 2015 Ministerial MIDSA.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has acknowledged the efforts by the students of the University of Johannesburg’s Department of Strategic Communication and Graphic Design in developing a media campaign that is aimed at creating awareness on issues of migration in South Africa and Africa at large.
EThekwini Municipality Mayor welcomes New HIV/AIDS study by IOM that highlights patterns of sexual networking in the Durban ports
His Worship, Mayor Cllr James Nxumalo has welcomed the newly launched HIV study by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) during an official launch recently in Umhlangu, Durban.
IOM released a pioneering health study aimed at contributing to the reduction of HIV/AIDS among migrants and mobile workers, their families and communities with which they interact in the selected ports of Southern Africa.
In an effort to raise awareness and educate about Trafficking in Persons (TiP) across the country, South Africa marks 2-9 October as National Human Trafficking Awareness Week 2015. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) will run a series of events aimed at advancing public awareness about the reality of Trafficking in South Africa and the world at large.