Eurovision winners 2022 as mediators of peace
Read the article
Eurovision winners sing at Polish border on way back to Ukraine: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2022/may/16/eurovision-winners-sing-at-polish-border-on-way-back-to-ukraine
“Mediation is another word for FRIENDSHIP. Migrant Community Mediators provide friendship though many different forms.”
– Migrant Community Mediators project team
Refugee and migrant children create mural to promote unity, peace and friendship in Greece
Artists Achilleas Souras and Alice Pasquini join forces with UNICEF to raise awareness on the situation of refugee and migrant children in Greece
Olga Siokou – Siova
The Migrant’s Reply
By Indran Amirthanayagam
We have been running for so long. We are tired. We want to rest. We don’t want to wake up tomorrow and pack our bags. We have gone 10,000 miles. We have boarded a row boat, tug boat, bus, freight train. We have a cell phone and some bread. Our eyes are dry. Our breath needs washing. What next? You are putting up a wall on your Southern flank? What an irony. The country that accepts refugees does not want us. We qualify. We have scars and our host governments hunted
Read the full poem here: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/154739/the-migrant39s-reply
Example of Mediation through Creating a Movement
New Women Connectors is an initiative led by migrant and refugee women who have mobilised themselves in becoming a collective movement, demonstrating what the strength of unity and the power of raising one’s voice can do. Their aim is to raise awareness about the challenges and opportunities refugee and migrant women face in Europe, through facilitated platforms of discussion, thus creating a shift in communities and policy at large.
Migrant Community Mediation through SPORTS
Get Inspired resources:
- How Senior World Medalist Nzingha Prescod Advocates For Diversity and Inclusion In Fencing: https://baucemag.com/nzingha-prescod-advocates-for-diversity-and-inclusion-in-usa-fencing/
- The British Asian Rugby Association (BARA) is a dual code, inclusive, UK not-for-proﬁt NGO of ten years standing. It has a history of campaigning for equality and inclusion for Asian communities (not exclusively) in rugby, and has delivered tangible projects which break down cultural and religious barriers and provide sporting beneﬁts to a much under- represented minority ethnic community: https://sportsbanter.com.au/british-asian-rugby-association-bara/
Official statics say that “at least” 86% of Rosengärd (a city district in the center of Malmö Municipality, Sweden) residents were of foreign origin, the unemployment rate up to 60% and that 71% of the children were living in relative poverty. School results were among the worst in the country and the crime rate, one of the highest.
This is where, to migrant parents from Bosnia, a boy was born in 1981. His name is Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Facing dificult circumstances in his childhood, the boy grew up to become one of the biggest foodbal players of all time, overcoming many obstacles and becoming a role model, especially for many young people with a migrant background.
Link to his book I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic : Zlatan Ibrahimovic : 9780241966839 (bookdepository.com)
Watch the video:
The trailer for the the documentary “Ibrahimovic – from Rosengård more than one goal”
“Nobody believed I could do it. Everybody was trash‑talking. They thought I will go away because I have a big mouth. They thought this guy’s vision is crazy. It will not happen. But I had these dreams of where I would end up. And now here I am.”
-Zlatan Ibrahimovic, for the Guardian
Example – Techfugees:
Empowering displaced people with technology
Techfugees is an impact driven global organisation nurturing a sustainable ecosystem of tech solutions supporting the inclusion of displaced people.
Watch this video to learn about:
mediation through food and volunteering
Find out more about Ellie Kisyombe – from volunteer community lead projects, to elections, click HERE
Main conclusions to this module
-is your friend
Get to know relevant policies
Create your vision and give yourself time to craft your message
There are many ways and formats
Use the tools created to support you
ARTS & SPORTS
No better way to speak up than through arts and sports
Thank you and congratulations on finishing Module 3!
Module 4 – Effecting change – strategies and new approaches