World Social Forum on Migration 2012 (WSFM 2012)
26-30 November 2012
The 5th World Social Forum on Migration (WSFM) will be held in Manila, Philippines on 26-30 November 2012. This is the first WFSM that will take place in an Asian country as previous WSFMs were held in Europe and Latin America. The overall theme of the 2012 WSFM is “Mobility, Rights, Global Models: Looking for alternatives” and the following are the sub- thematic areas:
Thematic Area 1: Crisis, Critique and Consequences of Global Migration
Thematic Area 2: Migrants Rights are Human Rights
Thematic Area 3: Re-imagining migration proposing alternatives, exploring models
Thematic Area 4: Resistance, Organization, Action
The World Social Forum on Migrations (WSFM) is an event that falls in line with the World Social Forum, which is a space for democratic debate of ideas, reflection, formulation of proposals, exchange of experience and articulation of social movements, networks, NGOs and other civil society organizations opposed to neoliberal globalization and restricting the granting of citizenship and civil rights, political, economic, social and cultural rights of migrants, displaced, refugees and stateless persons.
It is a global process that seeks to build another possible world, a planetary society directed to a fruitful relationship between humans and these with the land, consolidating a globalization of solidarity. The WSFM is characterized by plurality and diversity and has a non-denominational, non-governmental and non-partisan. It facilitates articulation, a decentralized network of organizations and movements into concrete actions, both locally and internationally to improve the conditions of displaced persons, both refugees and immigrants, stateless in the world.
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