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Migration Museum to celebrate role of migrants in shaping of national identity

"100 Images of Migration" Competition invites you to share your personal story

It was back in 2003 that Barbara Roche, former Minister for Immigration, first issued a challenge to the cultural sector to back the ideal of a national Migration Museum - an inspiring and moving institution to celebrate the role that migration has played in the national story.  

In 2009, the Migration Museum Working Group, a group of volunteers led by Barbara Roche, secured seed funding from the Baring Foundation to get the project of the first dedicated national Migration Museum off the ground.

Immigration is a perpetual front-page story, much to the fore in all discussions of Britishness. It is a warm political topic with bold implications for our national identity. Above all, it is a gripping story, full of stirring individual tales.
 

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Netherlands moves to strengthen law against forced marriages

Recognition of polygamous marriages concluded abroad will be restricted

Government of Netherlands wants to improve marriage freedom by further reducing forced marriages and restricting the recognition of marriages concluded abroad.

A plan designed by State Secretary of Security and Justice Teeven, Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations Donner and Minister for Immigration and Asylum Policy Leers, will make it easier to annul forced marriages.
 

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Stop using Gypsies as scapegoat in Milan elections, Hindus and Jews tell Berlusconi

They ask Italy to come up with long-term solutions on Roma issue

Hindus and Jews have criticised Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for reportedly using Gypsies (Roma) as a scapegoat in Milan mayoral elections.
 
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed and Rabbi Jonathan B. Freirich, prominent Jewish leader in Nevada and California in USA said in a statement that it was time for Mr. Berlusconi to talk on issues instead of blaming Gypsies for all the ills and apparently playing the race card.
 

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Government proposes flexible parental leave

Cable: New measures fairer for fathers and maintain existing entitlements for mothers

The Government is consulting on plans to introduce a new system of flexible parental leave from 2015 as part of its plans to create a modern workplace for the modern economy.

Ministers hold that the current regulations are too rigid, reflect outdated notions of parenting and family responsibilities and restrict employers. They want to help parents and business by giving them much greater choice and flexibility.
 

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Enter 100 Images of Migration Competition

Migration Museum Project to establish new national Migration Museum in UK

The Migration Museum Project in conjunction with the Guardian newspaper, is running a "100 Images of Migration" competition. Participants are invited to upload images resonant of migration with a short explanation of what the image means to them.

Images can feature something very personal like an object brought to the UK or something in the public domain like a bank note printed on Huguenot Portal family paper. Or anything else that speaks of migration.
 

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