Faustina, 2,808 km
You don’t need to travel outside to look for greener pastures. #avrr #eutf #iamamigrant
Isatou Sowe
I want to encourage other women to empower themselves and start a new business activity within their communities. #avrr #eutf #iamamigrant
Alieu Jallow, 4,280 km
I decided to come back home to study when I realized that crossing the Mediterranean Sea was not as easy as I imagined. #avrr #eutf #iamamigrant
Nyimanding Camara
Just like men, women need to be empowered in order to contribute to the advancement of their families and societies. #avrr #eutf #iamamigrant #MigrantAlly
Annie Johnson
Women can contribute to combat irregular migration through counseling their children. #avrr #eutf #MigrantAlly

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"I would not migrate again because I saw many problems; some people died during the journey and I do not want to go in such a way." #eutf

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"I would not migrate or travel like that ever again due to the suffering I experienced and saw." #eutf

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"I left Ethiopia to look for a job. I'm the last-born in a family of six, and I needed to do something." #eutf

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"After many challenges, my wife and I decided to return to Ethiopia and work. We are now in a good situation." #eutf

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Souleyman, 3,608 km
“My fellow brothers need to know that this route is one of sacrifice. You don’t know how you will die, but chances are it will happen.” #eutf #iamamigrant

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"When I was in jail, I was thinking about our life back home where, even if we didn't have much, we were happy and could live freely." #eutf #iamamigrant

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Smart, 2,253 km
"This route is deadly. I wouldn't take it again. I said to myself that my life was more precious than Italy." #eutf #iamamigrant