CAMMINA is a program led by Hispanics and Philanthropy (HIP), which seeks to contribute to the freedom of human mobility and the exercise of human rights of the migrant community of Central America, Mexico and the United States.
It was created in 2010 by the Ford Foundation, Avina Foundation and the Foundations for an Open Society with the aim of developing a regional strategy focused on the migration of Central America, Mexico and the United States.
After eight years working together, the founders agreed to turn CAMMINA into a flexible and dynamic network of allies working to contribute to the freedom of human mobility and the exercise of human rights of the migrant community of Central America, Mexico and the United States. operating through a program led by HIP.
With this, the Alliance for Migration in Central America and Mexico (CAMMINA) becomes a program, capable of articulating actors and initiatives, and mobilizing resources to enhance the impact in favor of migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and displaced persons. of the region.
CAMMINA is derived from the acronym of the alliance: Central America and México MIgratioN Alliance.
CAMMINA promotes and accompanies the development of projects with a regional focus that affect the construction and implementation of public policies that protect the human rights of the migrant population; likewise, that they guarantee due process, the right to truth, justice and reparation in the transnational sphere for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers and their families and communities. Additionally, CAMMINA contributes to the construction of legal mechanisms that protect labor rights and provide facilities for access to the labor market among the population of the region.
CAMMINA puts into practice various strategies related to:
CAMMINA wants to establish alliances with key organizations (ONGs, groups of experts, research institutions and, more importantly, organizations created by migrants) in Central America, Mexico and the United States, to identify the main issues in the migration system of the region and to look for solutions to these problems.
The Alliance promotes a direct or indirect coordination, as well as collaborative action between the different organizations of the region, rallying to improve the capabilities of the civil groups and furthering inter sectorial connection. Furthermore, CAMMINA, encourages an innovative way of thinking about the development of the origin and destination communities, enabling the implementation of solutions that promote sustainable changes.