UNHCR believes there is an urgent need to question and change the way we speak about migrants and migration.
When migrants are portrayed in a negative light, their human rights are heavily impacted. They are discriminated against, excluded and dehumanized. Communities also become divided.
How we speak about migrants and migration – the narrative – therefore plays a fundamental role in guaranteeing equality and the human rights of migrants.
To take action, see their toolbox, a step-by-step guide to rethink and change how we speak about migration and use the hashtag #StandUp4Migrants and share your stories and actions that are leading to positive change.