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SURE’s partners: Belo Horizonte City Hall

IOM organized, as part of the project Joint Complementary Mechanism for Sustainable Reintegration in Brazil (SURE), a training of trainers and created the network to support the reintegration of Brazilian returnees. According to the director of special protection of the municipal secretariat for social assistance, food security and citizenship of Belo Horizonte, Regis Spindola, the initiative organized by IOM contributes to enhance the knowledge of local entities about the subject of return migration and allows migrants to receive better support when returning to Brazil

The network has 14 partners in five Brazilian states: Goiás, Minas Gerais and São Paulo, which are the main states of return in Brazil, as well as Paraíba and Paraná.

SURE’s partners: Goiânia City Hall

IOM organized, as part of the project Joint Complementary Mechanism for Sustainable Reintegration in Brazil (SURE), a training of trainers and created the network to support the reintegration of Brazilian returnees. The municipal secretary for social assistance of Goiânia, Mizair Lemes, commended the creation of the network and affirmed the initiative can ensure a better reintegration of returning Brazilian migrants.  

SURE’s partners: Minas Gerais state government

IOM organized, as part of the project Joint Complementary Mechanism for Sustainable Reintegration in Brazil (SURE), a training of trainers and created the network to support the reintegration of Brazilian returnees. For the technical reference of the State Secretariat for Social Development of Minas Gerais (SEDESE), Ana Carolina Rezende, the training workshop enables government institutions to work with the mentioned topic and include returnees in the construction of public policies.

SURE’s partners: Federal Public Defender’s Office

IOM organized, as part of the project Joint Complementary Mechanism for Sustainable Reintegration in Brazil (SURE), a training of trainers and created the network to support the reintegration of Brazilian returnees. Federal public defender with experience in the areas of migration and refugee protection, João Chaves said the network is fundamental for guaranteeing better support for returning migrants, especially the most vulnerable. The Federal Public Defender’s Office in São Paulo also works with human trafficking prevention and provides information related to the recruitment of migrants.

SURE’s partners: Projeto Ponte

IOM organized, as part of the project Joint Complementary Mechanism for Sustainable Reintegration in Brazil (SURE), a training of trainers and created the network to support the reintegration of Brazilian returnees. Liliana Emparan, psychoanalyst and coordinator of Projeto Ponte, affirmed the network is important not only because it provides better support to returnees, but also for it enhances the dialogue between the professionals working in the area. Based in São Paulo, Projeto Ponte is formed by a team of psychologists and psychoanalysts and offers therapeutic treatment to internally displaced people, refugees, stateless people and returnees.

SURE’s partners: SEBRAE

IOM organized, as part of the project Joint Complementary Mechanism for Sustainable Reintegration in Brazil (SURE), a training of trainers and created the network to support the reintegration of Brazilian returnees. Alanni de Castro, analyst at the Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service (SEBRAE), remarked the importance of the training workshop and of the network in providing support for Brazilian returnees who want to start a small business. SEBRAE is committed to promoting entrepreneurship and the sustainable development of small businesses through technical assistance and financial education in Brazil. Furthermore, SEBRAE has worked with migrant entrepreneurs in initiatives like the Remittance Program.

SURE’s partners: Projeto Resgate

IOM organized, as part of the project Joint Complementary Mechanism for Sustainable Reintegration in Brazil (SURE), a training of trainers and created the network to support the reintegration of Brazilian returnees. Marco Aurélio de Sousa, coordinator of Projeto Resgate Brasil, argued the need for migration to be safe and defended the facilitation of a sustainable return of migrants. Based in Goiás, Projeto Resgate Brasil assists victims of human trafficking and social and sexual exploration and contributes for the return and reintegration of Brazilian immigrants. It was elected for the Brazilian National Committee against Trafficking in Persons (CONATRAP).

SURE’s partners: OBMinas

IOM organized, as part of the project Joint Complementary Mechanism for Sustainable Reintegration in Brazil (SURE), a training of trainers and created the network to support the reintegration of Brazilian returnees. Duval Fernandes, professor of the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais (PUC-Minas) and coordinator of the International Migration Observatory of the State of Minas Gerais (OBMinas), mentioned the importance of the event and of the network. Professor Fernandes is a prolific researcher, having worked with topics like international migration, return migration and integration of immigrants.

SURE’s partners: ASBRAD

Part of the project Joint Complementary Mechanism for Sustainable Reintegration in Brazil (SURE), IOM organized a training of trainers and created the network to support the reintegration of Brazilian returnees. Graziella Rocha, consultant at the Brazilian Association for the Defense of Women, Children and Youth (ASBRAD), mentioned the importance of the meeting and of ASBRAD’s work. Located in Guarulhos, São Paulo, ASBRAD develops projects to support victims of domestic and sexual violence, victims of trafficking in human beings, elderly victims of violence, as well promotes initiatives to implement socioeducational measures and defend children and youth.

IOM launches training of trainers video

IOM launches a video about the training of trainers part of the project Jointly Complementary Mechanism for Sustainable Reintegration in Brazil (SURE). The workshop reunited 26 government, private and civil society actors from the Brazilian states of Minas Gerais, São Paulo and Goiás and had the goal to raise awareness about the reality of return to Brazil.