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“Non ero felice nel sentirmi straniera, così mi sono adattata, e adesso riesco a sentirmi sia una persona del posto sia una migrante.”
Divya, 6,565 km

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storie pubblicate

Gubaz, 3,228 km
“Sono orgoglioso delle mie scelte e consiglio a tutti di inseguire i propri sogni.”

Photo: IOM/F. Kim

Divya, 6,565 km
“Non ero felice nel sentirmi straniera, così mi sono adattata, e adesso riesco a sentirmi sia una persona del posto sia una migrante.”
Ahmed, 1,725 km
"I miei figli sono orgogliosi perché il loro papà sta aiutando altre persone in difficoltà."

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Ismail, 3,983 km
"Prima o poi mi piacerebbe poter tornare a casa e aiutare i miei connazionali. Non sopporto la vista di un mio simile che non ha nulla."

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Ivan, 11,202 km
"Le mie radici non sono in un solo posto. Sono sempre riuscito a sviluppare un legame forte con tutti i luoghi dove sono stato.”
Laila, 928 km
“Mia mamma mi diceva: ‘Ricorda, tu non sei 50% italiana e 50 % tunisina, ma 100% italiana e 100% tunisina’ ”
 

aiutaci

a contrastare
il linguaggio di odio e ostilità

a dare voce
ai migranti

a condividere
le loro storie

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in brief

i am a migrant gives voice and puts a human face on the myriad personal stories of migration.

Contained here are tales of extraordinary personal achievement in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds; people leaving their homes in search of a better future.

Often vulnerable and friendless, they rely on the generosity of those they meet along way; they are sometimes children traveling without a guardian or young adults starting anew, learning a new language, a culture and seizing opportunities to achieve their long held dreams.

One in every seven persons on our planet is today a migrant—someone far from his or her home. Be it an overseas laborer, a student, it can be almost anyone. The banker who picks up and leaves London for Hong Kong, or the nomadic herder forced to leave Somalia for Kenya during this era of global climate change.

We aim to counter the misperceptions that categorize migrants as opportunistic and not interested in integration; stereotypes that many are willing to foster.

benefits

Support the iamamigrant.org platform by providing compelling stories. Your organization may already have such stories.

In this way, the particular aims of your organization will be supported and you’ll be joining the efforts to correct many misconceptions about migrants. Support for the campaign is growing. Recently the United Nations began encouraging participation in the campaign.

why participate

The negative memes about migration that fill our media are usually based on prejudice and misinformation. Yet providing a counter-narrative requires a concerted effort; one in which the people themselves tell their stories, unfiltered and unspun.

how to participate

i am a migrant provides an easy, accessible opportunity to share stories of migrants. These could be people whom you have helped, who are employed by or interact with your organization. Perhaps the person working in the canteen or the Director General is a migrant with a fascinating story.

The campaign can be fully integrated into your Corporate Sustainability activities through which you will be able to help promote social integration and address xenophobic tensions.

sustainability

i am a migrant supports the UN Global Compact initiative for positive global change through business.

i am a migrant searches for durable solutions resulting in a sustainable and inclusive global economy that benefits companies, people and communities.

Additionally, the campaign contributes directly to the Sustainable Development Goal of creating peaceful and inclusive societies for all.

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