LIBRARY

 

In our Library, you can find publications containing our research, workguides and other materials generated by the Western Hemisphere Program and IOM. You will also find information materials about our tools and campaigns and reports on our work.

 

 

 

Aruba: Needs Assessment on Migration Governance

This Migration Governance Needs Assessment offers a panoramic view of migration governance in Aruba, including information about the successes and challenges in the establishment of a comprehensive migration policy and incorporating the perspective of the private sector and civil society. It provides data on the structures and policies regulating migration governance and that identifies priorities for strengthening government capacity to manage migration  effectively.

Cover: Sint Maarten Needs Assessment on Migration Governance

Sint Maarten Needs Assessment on Migration Governance

The Migration Governance Needs Assessment seeks to provide available information, offering a panoramic view of migration governance in Sint Maarten, including information about the successes and challenges in the establishment of a comprehensive migration policy and incorporating the perspective of the private sector and civil society. The report was developed in an accessible format that provides data on the structures and policies regulating migration governance and that identifies priorities for strengthening government capacity to manage migration effectively.

Finding Safer Ground: Planned Relocation Policies and Processes in The Caribbean

This research aims to expand the conversation about planned relocation and to focus specifically on Caribbean experiences. This report draws on good practices in order to provide tools for decision-making and to support States in addressing the needs of persons and communities that are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. This study highlights opportunities to create more holistic and effective migration and disaster risk reduction policies and draws from interviews not only with government officials but also with community members who experienced the relocation, a critical perspective for understanding how relocations are planned and implemented.

Women receive campaign information

Baseline for "Think Twice" campaign in Guatemala (2021)

The Communication for Development methodology is being implemented in Guatemala in the municipalities of Sibinal, San Marcos, San Pedro Sacatepéquez and Salcajá through "Think Twice" campaign, which seeks that young people learn to inform themselves in a safe way in order to avoid believing rumors or being victims of deception related to irregular migration and local options. This baseline provides an understanding of people's knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding irregular migration and evidence to guide the implementation of the methodology.

Professional looking woman wearing face mask sits at a work table

Baseline of "Think Twice" campaign in Honduras (2021)

The Communication for Development methodology is being implemented in Honduras in the municipalities of El Progreso and Central District (Tegucigalpa and Comayagüela), through the campaign "Think Twice", which seeks to teach young people to inform themselves in a safe way in order to avoid believing rumors or being victims of deception related to migration and local options. This baseline allows us to understand people's knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding this issue and to provide evidence that will guide the implementation of the methodology.

Group of young people sit in circle, wearing Think Twice campaign tshirts

Baseline for "Think Twice" campaign in Panama (2021)

The Communication for Development methodology is being implemented in Panama in the community of La Chorrera, through the "Think Twice" campaign, which seeks to develop skills in the migrant population to help them recognize false offers and news for purposes of labor exploitation and human trafficking. This baseline allows us to understand people's knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding these issues and to provide evidence that will guide the implementation of the methodology.

Haitian migrant is interviewed by camera crew

Baseline for Haitian Migration Campaign

The objective of this communication strategy is to raise awareness among Haitian population with the intention of migrating and among people in transit countries (mainly Chile and Brazil) about the risks of irregular migration, especially in the Darién Gap in Panama, located on the border with Colombia.

Two young people show campaign flyers in public park

Baseline for "Think Twice" campaign in Santa Ana y San Salvador

The Communication for Development methodology is being implemented in El Salvador in the municipalities of San Salvador and Santa Ana through the "Think Twice" campaign, which seeks to help young people learn to inform themselves in a safe way, avoiding believing rumors or being victims of deception related to migration and local options. This baseline allows us to understand people's knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding this issue and to provide evidence that will guide the implementation of the methodology.

Filming campaign video. We see camera operator, lights and actors on a public street

Baseline of "Think Twice" campaign in Mexico

Recently, IOM implemented "Think Twice", a campaign in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras with the objective of strengthening the capacity of young people to recognize false offers and information related to human trafficking and migrant smuggling. This baseline was developed to gather evidence from the local context of Tapachula and Tijuana in order to adapt this campaign in these Mexican comunities. The main goal is to strengthen the capacity of Central American migrants residing in these communities to prevent human trafficking for labor exploitation.

Young man puts up campaign poster on lamp post

"Think Twice" campaign results

The "Think Twice" campaign was implemented in coordination with local partners from eight communities in northern Central America (Ahuachapán, San Salvador, Salcajá,  San Marcos, San Pedro Sacatepéquez, Cofradía, San Pedro Sula and El Progreso) between October 2020 and January 2021.