Storytelling on migration – an animated video series calling to stand up for the human rights of all migrants
“We need stories that inspire and connect us, rather than tearing us further apart; stories that paint a hopeful picture of the future we share and stories told by migrants themselves.” – Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Every migrant has a story of hope, courage, despair, of exile and belonging.
Don’t we all? But these stories often remain hidden, like the many migrants themselves who are compelled to endure a life in the shadows of our societies, prevented from enjoying the rights and freedoms so many take for granted.
This series of animated video stories aim to amplify the stories of migrants and their families, of the communities that welcome them and the conversations they have along the way. Together with all the people who have participated in this endeavour, we ask you to join us to change how we speak about migrants and stand up for the human rights of all migrants everywhere.
Stand up for the human rights of all migrants
How do we change the migration narrative from one of fear, division and exclusion to one that reaffirms our shared values and embraces our common humanity?
Migrant stories are our stories
As we look back on our video series, we realize these aren't just migrant stories, they are human stories. They are OUR stories. A big thanks to @harikondabolu and everyone who shared their stories with us. Join us and #StandUp4Migrants #StandUp4HumanRights!
Values we all share in migrant voices that long to be heard
The UN Human Rights Office launches an animated video series that gives a voice to people on the move and aims to change an often harmful public narrative on
How to take action and stand up for migrants
You can find all the migrant stories below and on our social media channels: Facebook
/unitednationshumanrights, YouTube/UNOHCHR, Twitter
- Join us, share our videos, tag us,
#StandUp4Human Rights! !
- Use the videos and stories in your advocacy, campaigns, educational materials, capacity building and other activities to raise awareness about the human rights of migrants.
- Reach out to someone in your community who is a migrant or someone who you see as different from you. Have a conversation, listen to each other’s experiences and find out what you have in common.