Since its creation, CIDEHUM has worked on projects related to human security, conflict prevention, the protection of human trafficking victims, the prevention of illicit migrant trafficking, and the analysis of International Migration Law, all with the support of the Government of Canada. During the two mandates of the UN Rapporteur Dr. Gabriela Rodriguez Pizarro, CIDEHUM helped with missions and meetings in different regions of the world, and participated in talks at conferences, helping to strengthen the level of content related to childhood and adolescence. (Study by P. Piñero about violence against children. 2004/OHCHR).
The centre has developed programs since the year 2000 which are directed towards the protection of the rights of migrants, including the ESCR (Economic, Social and Cultural Rights), gender equality, and the assistance and protection of women and unaccompanied children and adolescents, all of whom are in vulnerable conditions.
Throughout the past three years CIDEHUM has specialized in working with children, youth and teachers in schools with a high percentage of migrants, conducting training and increasing sensitivity in areas related to the migration phenomenon, the prevention of violence, Human Rights, and conflict resolution.
Alongside ACNUR, CIDEHUM has recently conducted an analysis on “Forced Displacement and The Need for Protection generated by new forms of Violence and Criminality in Central America”. The document was requested by ACNUR and prepared by CIDEHUM; it was conducted across Mexico’s border with Guatemala, and throughout the three countries of Central America’s Northern Triangle: El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. It addresses the situation of borders and violence, and victims of Organized Crime wherein the condition of unaccompanied migrant children in each country is given special importance. It also addresses the underage victims of the maras gangs who flee within their country’s national borders and across international borders searching for protection, the deportation of minors, forced recruitment, among other topics. The analysis also includes information about Mexico from Mexico City to the south, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica which borders Nicaragua and Panama.