“i am a migrant” is the UN Migration Agency’s platform to promote diversity and inclusion of migrants in society. It’s specifically designed to support volunteer groups, local authorities, companies, associations, groups, indeed, anyone of goodwill who is concerned about the hostile public discourse against migrants.
“i am a migrant” allows the voices of individuals to shine through and provides an honest insight into the triumphs and tribulations of migrants of all backgrounds and at all phases of their migratory journeys. While we aim to promote positive perceptions of migrants we do not shy away from presenting life as it is experienced. We seek to combat xenophobia and discrimination at a time when so many are exposed to negative narratives about migration – whether on our social media feeds or on the airwaves.
The campaign uses the testimonials of migrants to connect people with the human stories of migration. Thus far, IAAM has seen 1,200 profiles published. The anecdotes and memories shared on the platform help us understand what words such as “integration”, “multiculturalism” and “diversity” truly mean. Through stories collected by our teams around the world, diversity finally finds a human face. Share your story with us.
“i am a migrant” is part of the UN TOGETHER initiative that promotes respect, safety and dignity for everyone who has left home in search of a better life.
Answer a few questions:
Country of origin/ current country/ occupation
At what age did you leave your country and why
(and where did you go to)?
What was your first impression?
What do you miss from your country ?
What do you think you bring to the country you're living in?
What do you want to do/what do you actually do for your country of origin? (example) What's your greatest challenge right now?
Do you have a piece of advice you'd like to give to the people back in your country?
And to those living in your host country?
Where is home for you?
Share a high resolution picture of yourself