There are many global groups and organizations concerned and advocating for civil, human and migrant rights of individuals all over the world. One of them is the Global Coalition on Migration (GCM). The Global Coalition on Migrant rights is a multi-sector alliance comprising of regional and international bodies that strive to ensure that the policies on immigration, labor rights, and strategies uplift the less privileged.
The group targets to advance human rights and international justice for individuals, their families, and the migrants. One of the strategies that Global Coalition uses is to empower and strengthen the leadership of the migrant populations and their communities through advocacy.
Global Coalition on Migrant and human rights has members and partners in the civil society organizations from across the world. These organizations partner with each other. They play an active role in their regions to ensure that the human rights of migrants and displaced people are adhered to and respected.
The international arena
The organization operates on the local, national and the international levels. There are many contributions to be made towards these causes. Together with the civil society bodies in the respective countries, so much has been achieved in the input to the respect of migrants, both at the national and the international platforms.
The strategy that has been of great help to the Global Coalition on Migrant rights is the fact that they have continuously encouraged civil society groups to be involved in the formulation of policies as well as the implementation process so that their efforts do not go in vain. GCM is mainly concerned with the areas of law, policy, women’s rights as well as the implementation of human rights policies.
The Global Coalition on Migrant rights has been able to improve its mobility options. Therefore, it has seen its actions bear fruits in many international jurisdictions. The organization is seeking to increase its presence in seeking to address and end the fundamental structural inequalities in the world stage.
The contributions of Michael Larkin and Jim Lacey
Jim Larkin and Jim Lacey co-founded the Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media. The two individuals have played important roles in fighting for these rights. The primary focus of the group is to use the money raised out of their arrest and incarceration to fund the migrant rights and attain civil and human rights in the state of Arizona.
The two raised $3.75 from their detention on the Oct 18th, 2007 by Sheriff Joe. Jim Larkin and Jim Lacey achieved this while working as journalists and having made reports and revelations of the Sheriff’s role in a certain court proceeding at the time.
Larkin and Lacey sued the county successfully under the First Amendment and were granted compensation of $3.75. The Larkin and Lacey Fund will be dedicated to supporting groups and advocating for civil, human, and migrant rights.
Additionally, the fund will ensure that the freedom of thought and speech is upheld as envisioned under the first amendment to the United States Constitution.
Learn more about Michael Lacey: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/