The International Migrants’ Rights Advocacy
The National Network has been playing a very important role in advocating for the civil and human rights of international migrants.NNIRR-a founding member of the Migrants Rights International has been working very hard to strengthen the rights of international migrants.
Currently, NNIRR is working the Global Coalition on Migration and also the women in Migration Network to help lift gender positions especially in international migration.
Catherine Tacquin-NNIRR Executive Director has been chosen to represent to the governments during the HLD.The National Network worked tirelessly to bring issues of how to protect the rights of international migrants and their freedom of expression to the Council of UN Human Rights and other inter-governmental agencies.
NNIRR is a current member of the Global Coalition on Migration- an international “network of networks” that helps in promoting the rights of international migrants globally. GFMD is currently seeking to address the challenges that migrants are facing to foster action-oriented outcomes as soon as possible.
The government hosted the “Civil Society Days “that has been taking place annually since 2007.”PGA” is an event that has been organized by NNIRR and partners. PGA” is now a global forum for organizing and strategizing on how to protect the rights of migrants.
About Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are the co-founders of the Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media. Lacey and Larkin decided to dedicate some money to help fund migrant rights organization in the whole of Arizona.The total money that they funded was $3.75 million which resulted from their arrest by Maricopa County Sheriff-Joe Arpaio on October 18, 2007.
Michael and Jim were apprehended in the middle of the night at their homes and were jailed. This was after the existence of the grand jury proceedings was revealed thus making reporters to note articles that covered the Sheriff.
Surprisingly, the grand jury subpoenas went ahead and demanded for the identity of the citizens who have been reading the online articles on New Times Stories that specifically involved the lawman.
Lacey and Larkin sued the country and the prevailed in the United States Court of Appeal for the 9th circuit. Lacey and Larking Frontera Fund was given out to help support the various groups that are advocating the migrant rights as well as civil and human rights in the whole of Arizona which also includes “la línea fronteriza” which is the Mexican border.