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Are you curious to learn about organisations that are working on statelessness? As an individual user this space gives you an overview of different organisations that are working in the statelessness sector. You work in an organisation and want to introduce your organisation to the community? Contact email@example.com to register your organisation and get assigned an official “Organisation” account in the community.
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Guten Abend, Ich bin neu hier und doch kommt es mir vor, als ob ich die hier angesprochenen Themen rund um die Staatenlosigkeit in Deutschland längst kennen würde. Dabei wusste ich seither wenig vom Umfang des Problems. Bisher kannte ich nur eine einzige betroffene Familie mit drei Kindern, an die die „Staatenlosigkeit durch die Mutter vererbt“ wurde. Vier Staaten haben eine eventuell bestehende Staatsangehörigkeit der Kinder verneint. Trotzdem geht die zuständige Ausländerbehörde immer noch von ungeklärter Staatsangehörigkeit aus. Rührt aber selbst keinen Finger, um diesen Zustand zu beenden, obwohl sie eigentlich laut Handbuch über den Schutz staatenloser Personen gemäß dem Übereinkommen von 1954 über die Rechtsstellung staatenloser Personen, verpflichtet wäre. Von anderen im Handbuch genannten Kriterien ganz abgesehen. Unterstützung des Antragstellers, Fehlanzeige. Im Gegenteil, während der Überprüfung des Verfahrens zur Feststellung der Staatenlosigkeit, sollte plötzlich eine weite
Meet Anny Faice - The new Social AI-Activist for StatelessnessTechnology for good
Dear Community, We are happy to introduce to you a new “member” of our community - and by that we mean the overall community of actors that is working relentlessly to combat statelessness. This is Anny Faice (@AnnyFaice), a digital character created with the help of artificial intelligence ⬇ Anny Faice - Our new Social AI-ActivistTogether with Cosmonaut & Kings, a Berlin based agency, we have developed Anny Faice, an AI-Activist that aims to raise awareness on the issue of statelessness. In the Twitter Bio Anny explains: I'm Anny, an AI activist for equal rights for stateless people. Let's break down barriers and build a world where everyone belongs. You can follow and join Anny’s journey here on Twitter. For you to get more familiar with Anny right from the start, we want to address what we think might be the most pressing questions upfront. Therefore this article is an initial summary of FAQs referring to the initiation and implementation of Anny Faice. One more note, for thos
I’m lucky enough to have been born here and since carrying a german passport, as well as being the first one in my family to have access to higher education (or any education past 9th grade really). I’m trying my best in recognizing the many privileges my life has given me while still keeping in mind that all these things are lucky coincidenes at best*, which is why I feel like I should finally put them to use. *I guess my identity consists of a state of being in-between regarding many different aspects of my life, and I hope that gives me enough insight and personal experience on one hand, as well as enough access to existing opressive structures to be able to change them eventually. Feel free to contact me! I’m excited to connect with you, whether it be for private chit-chat, invitations to educational and/or critical events, you need participants on surveys or petitions, or if you want to give me a notice on any use of language that I could improve.Also, please reach out to me if y
Hi everyone! My name is Claire and I am a community ally. I am also a student finishing my Master's in Migration Studies at the University of San Francisco.My thesis work is focussed on understanding how to spur political participation in solidarity with the statefree community, as a step in the fight for citizenship for all. I am currently researching ways to harness the power of first-person storytelling as an educational tool, with the goal of pushing for the recognition of statefree people as the experts on their experiences as opposed to academic researchers. I also volunteer with the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), as a research assistant on asylum cases. I'm excited to listen, learn and fight with you all✊🏾
Hello everyone, Prince already introduced himself, however, I would like to use the opportunity and share this short video with you (4:22). Thank you very much for watching. Cheers Alma https://www.rnf.de/mediathek/video/staatenloser-mannheimer/
I learned about this platform via an online webinar of ENS (European Network of Statelessness).I am studying law in Switzerland and only learnt in a module on international migration law about the issue of statelessness. I was baffled that I have never heard of it before and moments later I was shocked, at how little interest there is for statelessness and the people affected. So the decision to write my thesis on statelessness came naturally, as I wanted to understand more about the issue. I am in progress of writing my thesis, so if you want to have a chat or exchange information I would be more than interested in getting to know some of you!
My name is Omar. I am Palestinian and now live in and study in Belgium.I grew up in southwest Palestine in what is known as the Gaza Strip. My family ended upthere because they were forced to escape Yazur, Jaffa, in 1948. Today, the Israeli town ofAzor stands on the former site of Yazur which was depopulated and mostly destroyed by thetime my grandparents fled from there. Over time, the word “Palestine” was removed frommaps and dictionaries – locally and globally – and Palestinians were shot if they attemptedto cross back over this artificial border. Think the Berlin Wall before 1991.I eventually escaped the stress and violence of Palestine and the Gaza Strip, but it was notthe end of my misery. Between, 20XX and 20XX, I lived the life of a refugee in two countries.Both labeled me as ”stateless“, trapping me in an endless loop of hope and rejection. I wasexhausted, could not obtain a work permit, was not permitted to travel and could not gethealth insurance. I invested in myself the be
Hello everyone! I am really excited to be here. My name is Alex, I am a design student in the Netherlands, and I am an ally. In my work I focus on social design, this means tackling social issues through creative thinking and making. I came across Statefree about a year ago while doing research on statelessness for my studies. Since then I've been keeping myself informed and trying to help raise awareness by organising a few lectures at my university. I am currently working on a longer term design project about claiming virtual territory to create space for stateless issues.I look forward to getting to know you!
Hello everyone, we are the International Defense Association. We accept free citizenship applications from stateless people around the world. We have established a constitutional monitoring state in Bir Tawil, an unclaimed land. We look forward to people from all walks of life to assist stateless people in obtaining citizenship. For details, please refer to the FB page: @CSSIDA 。
Hi everyone!The Institute on statelessness and Inclusion (ISI) is so excited to see the launch of StateFree World and we are really excited to begin using this platform!About UsISI the first and only human rights NGO dedicated to promoting the right to nationality and the rights of stateless people globally. Our mission is centered around working together to counter discrimination and intolerance and promote inclusive societies by realising and protecting everyone’s right to a nationality. Our vision is a world in which everyone’s right to a nationality is respected, securing inclusion, equality and access to rights for all.How we Work:We have three core programmes and five priority areasCore Programmes Movement Building Human Rights Advocacy Capacity and Resource Development Priorities Children Citizenship Stripping Rohingya Discrimination COVID-19 Response Socials: We post regular updates on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram StateFree! And we have a monthly bulletin which
Hello everyone! So nice to see a Statefree platform being active and helpful for the stateless community around the world! My name is Nevenka and I am here as an ally. I work in an Roma NGO in Montenegro. Roma community in Europe is one of the most affected by statelessness and Phiren Amenca and me (as part of that organization) are doing everything we can to strengthen the Roma and Egyptians in Montenegro and Western Balkan region. We don’t see affected people as cases, we see them as neighbors and family deprived of their rights.
I’m Hans-Georg (he/his) or just Hans, if the double name is too awkward. I’m German, but still got a taste of what it means to be unable to travel the world. I grew up in East Germany, the former GDR, a country in which the German word “Weltreise” (voyage around the world) was removed from dictionaries and in which people were shot when trying to cross the border. Think of the Berlin Wall. I eventually escaped, along with a circle of friends, which took three years of preparation. West Germany recognizes all Germans, no matter where they lived. So for me it was only all too easy to walk into the office and get a passport. Now that I’m reading here, I understand how lucky I was and still am. Looking for a job, I got a job offer that I could not refuse. One of my escaped friends and I went to East Africa, working on a computer system for foreign trade statistics in Nairobi, Kenya. A year later Kenya had become my second home. Geographically I knew it much better than West Germany. I knew
Dear community, I am Christiana and my pronouns are (she/her). I am a stateless individual and the initiator of Statefree. As a stateless person my hope for this community is that it will offer the space I used to wish for whenever I felt alone with my problems. A space in which people care to listen to and support my needs and struggles around statelessness. As the first chair of Statefree I am focused on leading Statefree and our founding team to the vision we have set for ourselves. Our team’s goal is to empower stateless people and create a community of belonging and I am more than thrilled that we finally have the chance to do so
My name is Guille (he/him). I’m a geographer, and I am trying to collaborate with statelessness everyday doing my research about the global situation of stateless people in the world and composing a graphical and cartographic analysis. It is a writing to expose the reality of being undocumented and also to make awareness in the rest of the Spanish society about sahrawi issue.That is why I am here, I joined to be an ally and create a bigger community where people can discuss their situation, but most important, people can feel that they are not alone. I hope that Statefree become a special place where people can feel free to express themselves.Thank you for inviting me!With joy and hugs from Spain!
Hello everyone, my name is Taryn! I’m a 21-year-old undergraduate student and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I was born and raised on the east coast of the United States, about 3 hours from the capital of Washington, D.C. I love collecting postcards, reading short literary fiction stories, and bullet journaling.Growing up with a migrant mother, I have always been interested in displacement and knew I wanted to devote my academic studies to this area. Naturally, I became acquainted with statelessness through my work and quickly realized how understudied it was across the world-- especially in the United States.I wanted to learn more about statelessness and how I could assist stateless persons here in the US. At the end of 2020, I connected with United Stateless and joined the organization as an intern and volunteer. Working with United Stateless has been one of the greatest privileges of my life, and I am continuously humbled by our members’ lived experiences and advocacy work.I joined S
I am originally from Riga, Latvia. Just like over 200,000 people in Latvia, I am a “non-citizen” of the country, effectively de facto stateless. It’s a complicated history, but in a nutshell minorities were deprived of equal access to citizenship when the country became independent from the USSR. Pre-independence there were official promises made by leading politicians that this will not happen, but these turned out to be completely misleading. The country never bothered to reconcile this history.I am more lucky compared to other stateless in Latvia because I grew up in the U.S. and Canada, where I was able to access equal opportunities in education and employment. However, when I made a difficult decision to move back to Europe despite my statelessness, I encountered discrimination and other problems due to it. In September 2020, I founded Apatride Network (www.apatride.eu), which works to connect and empower stateless people from all backgrounds in the European Union. Christiana has
My name is Melissa, my pronouns are (she/her) and I’m part of the Statefree team.The thing that annoys me the most about statelessness is the lack of knowledge and viable rules around the topic. Stateless people are at the mercy of government agencies. You have to hope that the person working there is in a good mood, has prior experience with statelessness and therefore can help you in finding a solution.I sincerely hope that one day the circumstances of birth won’t matter anymore. Everyone gets to decide for themselves who they want to be and nobody is judging them for it. At Statefree I am responsible for creating and organising new content for the community. If you have any ideas or would like to share something on our blog let me know!
I am @statefree.world founding member and serious about having fair and equal opportunities for every human being of any gender identity, age, religion and worldview, ethnic background and nationality or origin. My pronouns are (she/her).I hope that in the near future people no longer have to prove their personal human value based on the colour or the availability of a passport.With @statefree.world we aim to raise awareness for #statelessness. We will cultivate a community characterised by collective, local or societal support and we will do our best to create a sense of belonging for every member. At Statefree I am responsible for: Spreading the word - communication, marketing, cooperations. Do you see any opportunity in working with us? Get in touch!
My name is Margarida (she/her), I’m an anthropologist and junior lecturer at the University of Amsterdam. I contribute to Statfree mostly with writing and research. Through my research on statelessness and “unclear nationality” in Germany, I realized how isolating and disempowering the experience of statelessness can be, which is why I’m happy to see Statefree grow as a community of stateless people and their allies.
I am Magdalena, my pronouns are (she/her). I love everything colorful, good food and building a great Statefree community.Knowing that we are social beings, it is important to build our social qualities. So for me, a real community means supporting each other. The more we help the more we can love and comfort each other and feel responsible for each other.So I hope that in a few years/months the Statefree Community will be a place that especially supports stateless people and offers a space where they can openly exchange ideas to help each other and where people who have never heard of statelessness can learn about it.
I am Victoria a #statefree person living in Germany. I was pretty shocked when I learned how many people are stateless globally but also in Germany.Looking forward to meeting other stateless people on this forum and learning more about how it affects people in different countries.😊
My name is Jonas (he/him) - I am a founding member of statefree and really proud of what we have achieved as a small group of people so far - waiting for more opportunities to come with the whole power of the community.Some years ago, one evening Christiana told me her story about Morocco and this was the first time I’ve heard of statelessness. This story and not knowing about the state of being stateless was horrifying for me. I trust that we can make more people aware of statelessness and help people to form this community for a better coexistence. I hope that in a few years everyone on this planet will know about statelessness and most importantly that all stateless people will feel like they belong and know their rights. And as a community we try to achieve this even faster and make everyone on this planet feel comfortable - at least a little bit :)
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