Ending violence against migrants

By deliberately restricting its scope, EVAM aims at addressing one of the most disturbing aspects of migration: violence.

a global initiative

In the aftermath of the adoption of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), the initiative “Ending Violence Against Migrants” (EVAM) proposes an innovative pragmatic approach to implement the Compact and meet several of its objectives.

Phases

ASSESS VIOLENCE

Documentation

ACT ON VIOLENCE

Mobilization

GOVERN VIOLENCE

Institutionalization

END VIOLENCE

Formalization

A NEW TOOL

In an environment where positions seem often irreconcilable, EVAM does not take sides. EVAM methodology seeks to identify harmful situations affecting migrants and engage in a constructive dialogue with the actors and institutions in a positions to amend their practices or policies.  It can be used with the aim of reducing or ending all types of violence – physical and psychological – against persons living on the territory of a State of which they are not nationals, either as migrants or refugees.

Find here an extract from the book written by Pierre Verbeeren, co-founder of EVAM and former Director of Médecins du Monde Belgium. In this one, he discusses the need for an action plan to fight violence against migrants

EVAM at the 2018 paris peace forum

Pierre Verbeeren, Director of Médecins du Monde Belgique with Mahamadou Issoufou, President of Niger and Pascal Lamy, former Director of the World Trade Organization.

Edouard Rodier, President of EVAM with Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Spain.

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