Ofelia Cueva es la protagonista de una historia ejemplar. Conocimos su trabajo y obra en Chile que la conecta con la dura realidad que viven cientos de migrantes que buscan una vida mejor. Este es nuestro homenaje en el Día Internacional de la Mujer.
Rome, 21 February 2017 – The sixth International Forum on Migration and Peace has started in Rome today. This Forum is jointly organized by the Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN), the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Holy See’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.
The focus of this mayor event is on “Integration and development: from reaction to action”. The Forum aims at identifying migration policies and practices especially in Europe concerning two main topics integration of migrants and refugees in the hosting countries, and the role of migrants in fostering economic development in the countries of origin.
The European Union, as well as other areas of the world, have been experiencing an unprecedented “migrant crisis”. This has placed tremendous pressure not only upon migration policies, but also on the fundamental values and principles of human society.
European countries and citizens, for example, have reacted to the migration crisis in different and conflicting ways, and migration has become the new political divide in Europe, influencing the outcome of electoral, political, and decision-making processes. Populist propaganda has exploited the migration crisis to the point that migrants and refugees are, by some segments of society, no longer seen as human beings in need, but are instead perceived as a generic threat to the security and identity of local communities. Consequently, they are summarily rejected.