orientation

LGBTQI rights are human rights: discussing sensitive topics can be a challenge in refugee orientation trainings

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Migrant trainer Dima Salih works around the world providing cultural orientation for refugees moving to Finland and Iceland. For her, as a Middle Eastern woman, the rights of sexual and gender minorities were initially a difficult topic to discuss. Now she champions them proudly.  

She writes in the blog about her thoughts regarding promoting LGBTQI rights in the pre-departure orientation trainings for refugees. 

 

At the start of a new life, a little help can go far

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For refugees arriving in a new country to begin a new life, the experience can be overwhelming. IOM helps by preparing the individuals with cultural information and helpful tips about the society. Migrant trainer Dima Salih recounts her experience from a training she organised for Iceland-bound refugees in Lebanon.