Refugees

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. 

 

Award to Finnish film at IOM's Plural+ -competition

A film by Finnish duo Saara Miira Kokkonen and Heta Laiho will be given an award at the Plural+ -film competition, which is organized by IOM and UNAOC (United Nations Alliance of Civilizations). The ceremony will be held in New York on Friday evening November 10th.

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