Untangling the current U.S. refugee program

Sonal Marwah Featured, Forced Displacement and Migration, News

With 25.4 million refugees, the world is experiencing the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War. Until recently, the United States was the world’s most generous donor of humanitarian assistance to displaced persons and had the largest resettlement program. But the Trump administration’s new immigration policies appear to be making the United States increasingly less safe and inaccessible for …

Fortress Europe

Tasneem Jamal Europe, Featured, Forced Displacement and Migration

Understanding the June 2018 EU migration deal Following two days of fraught negotiations, EU leaders reached a key agreement on migration on June 29 that aims to alleviate rising tensions over the handling of the arrival of migrants on European shores. The electoral victories of right-wing, populist candidates—some, on an openly hostile anti-immigration agenda—have catapulted this issue to the forefront of …

A race to the bottom on migration

Cesar Jaramillo Africa, Asia, Europe, Featured, Forced Displacement and Migration

The European Union has recently weakened protections for migrants under the guise of cooperation, writes Cesar Jaramillo, warning of a downward trend. Mere hours before 100 African migrants drowned off the coast of Libya on June 29, European Union leaders appeared cautiously optimistic about a key agreement on migration struck at a two-day EU summit in Brussels. But the deal, which calls for the establishment …

Ploughshares presents: The Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement: What’s at stake?

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On April 10, to commemorate the 33rd anniversary of Refugee Rights Day in Canada, which is celebrated on April 4, Project Ploughshares and the Commission on Justice and Peace of the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) co-hosted a public engagement on “The Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement: What’s at stake?” in Waterloo. The objective was to learn about, and reflect …

Reflecting on current problems and possible solutions

Ploughshares Featured, Forced Displacement and Migration, News

By Sonal Marwah and Michelle Ball* On June 20, we celebrate World Refugee Day. The occasion focuses attention on the plight of refugees and displaced people around the world, but also celebrates their strength and perseverance as they build new lives. It is a time to remember that today, one in every 113 people on Earth has been forced to …

Project Ploughshares: Our 2018 Plan

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Last year was remarkably active for virtually all Project Ploughshares program areas—and 2018 is turning out to be at least as busy. From unscrupulous arms transfers that fuel human rights violations to troubling forced migration patterns that continue to test the international community’s ability to respond, from efforts to proactively regulate the development and deployment of autonomous weapons systems to …

The changing nature of war, forced displacement, and global disarmament

Sonal Marwah Forced Displacement and Migration

Academics and researchers have noted a marked change in the nature of wars since the 1990s; interstate or international wars have largely been replaced by intrastate or civil wars. Intrastate wars are often more intense and drag on for years—even decades. They involve a multiplicity of actors, including ever-evolving coalitions and splintering of non-state armed groups or irregular combatants with …

Event: The Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement: What’s at stake?

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Join us as for a free public event to mark Refugee Rights Day. When: Tuesday April 10 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Reception to follow Where: Grebel gallery (4th floor), Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Road North, Waterloo FREE ADMISSION Register at smarwah@ploughshares.ca An interdisciplinary panel of experts and practitioners from the United States and Canada will discuss the Canada-U.S. …

Save the date: April 10, 2018

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Special public engagement event to mark Refugee Rights Day (April 4) Implications of the Safe Third Country Agreement between Canada and the United States Legal challenge Expert assessments Personal stories Where: Grebel gallery at Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Rd N, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6 RSVP: Sonal Marwah at smarwah@ploughshares.ca

Event: Ploughshares’ Women, Peace and Security Series

Branka Marijan Archived Events, Defence & Human Security, News Leave a Comment

Roundtable Discussion on Violence, Migration and Women Featuring Carla Angulo-Pasel and introduction by Cesar Jaramillo, Director of Project Ploughshares. When: March 8, 2018 10:00-11:30 AM Where: Balsillie School of International Affairs, Room 1-31 We invite you to join us in marking International Women’s Day 2018 with a discussion about the impact of violence on migrant women and the way these …