[IAMR7] Migrants & Refugees SpeakOut in Berlin (28-Jun-2017)

[IAMR7] Migrants & Refugees SpeakOut in Berlin (28-Jun-2017)


The International Migrants Alliance (IMA), in cooperation with the Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants (APMM), GABRIELA Germany, IBON International, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, the International Women’s Alliance, MIGRANTE Europe, and supported by local groups, unions and associations in Germany and other parts of Europe, will hold the SPEAK OUT STREET EVENT as an activity of the International Assembly of Migrants and Refugees (IAMR7).

The SPEAK OUT STREET EVENT will be held on the morning of 28 June 2017, the official opening day of the GFMD conference that will be attended by high-­level and senior government policy makers. The activity will send a strong message to them regarding the continued marginalization of frontline peoples and communities affected by forced migration and human trafficking.

On this day, migrant and refugee communities will claim their space and assert their right to be seen and heard. It is important to give space to the voices that challenge the legitimacy and capacity of the GFMD to effectively address the problems and respond adequately to the challenges of migration and development. These grassroots and frontline communities will share their perspectives and solutions to the problems confronting them and engage
with policy-­makers in the parliament of the streets, bearing witness to their effective exclusion from decision-­making processes that affect them principally but which take place behind closed doors.


Organised by:

International Migrants’ Alliance – Europe
Migrante Europe

Supported by:

Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants
Churches Witnessing With Migrants
Coalition Against Trump
Democracy in Europe Movement 25 – Berlin
Die Linke Internationals
Gabriela Germany
Ibon International
International League of Peoples’ Struggle
International Women’s Alliance
Solidarity International

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