In conversation with International Artist & Activist, Salma Zulfiqar to mark International Day of Migration 2018.
Salma has been working to raise awareness of women’s rights all over the world with the United Nations and runs a creative projection Migration which started in Birmingham to empower women, promote cultural connections, prevent hate crimes and prevent extremism. Salma’s work has been celebrated in a new book published by Birmingham City Council called Once Upon a Time In Birmingham - Women Who Dared to Dream. The book marks 100 years of the vote for women and also includes other amazing women from the city such as Nobel Laureate, Malala Yousafzai, and Lisa Clayton, the first woman to sail around the world.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' Message on International Migrants Day:
On International Migrants Day, we recognize the contributions and celebrate the vitality of the world’s 258 million migrants. Evidence overwhelmingly shows that migrants generate economic, social and cultural benefits for societies everywhere. Yet hostility towards migrants is unfortunately growing around the world. Solidarity with migrants has never been more urgent. Migration has always been with us. From time immemorial, people have moved in search of new opportunities and better lives. Climate change, demographics, instability, growing inequalities and aspirations for a better life – as well as unmet needs in labour markets – mean it is here to stay. We need effective international cooperation in managing migration to ensure that its benefits are most widely distributed and that human rights of all concerned are properly protected – as recognized by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Last year, world leaders committed to adopting a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in 2018. As we look ahead, let us commit to making migration work for all.
Location: The Steps, Rawthmells Coffeehouse, RSA House, 8 John Adam Street, WC2N 6EZ
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