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A Stateless Person’s Take on ‘Stateless’

The Netflix series 'Stateless' caught my attention as well as that of my friends and colleagues months prior to its official release. How could it…
/ Ekaterina E, Founding member of United Stateless
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Shapeless shapes: a call to action to shape our future

These are the three major themes I learned from graduate school: firstly, the world is not what it seems to be; secondly, it is more complicated than…
/ Hanna Kim - Author of Shapeless Shapes, Soros Equality Fellow, United Stateless Ally
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I am not alone: the United Stateless of America

For the past twenty years — my entire life — my parents and I have struggled to prove my nationality. It felt to me as if they had trouble proving…
/ Daiana Lilo, United Stateless Member
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Churches’ response to statelessness: challenging the policies and rhetoric creating statelessness

Religious institutions and their extended networks offer valuable avenues to address statelessness. These deep-rooted communities provide care for…
/ Rev. Dr. Nathan Hosler, Director of the Office of Peacebuilding and Policy and a pastor at the Church of the Brethren
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A State of Less

When you are stateless, you live your whole life in limbo, from the day you were born until the day you die.
/ Lynn Khatib, Social activist
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Ensuring gender equal nationality laws is key to ending statelessness

If statelessness is to be eradicated, it is vital that all States ensure that women and men have equal nationality rights – rights that govern one’s…
/ Catherine Harrington, Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights
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No child should be stateless – It’s simple, solvable and time to make sure that no child is!

Why are children still being born in stateless in Europe in 2015? Why, when this stands at odds with the Convention on the Rights of the Child and a…
/ Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on Statelessness
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Using social media to campaign for stateless children

Statelessness remains a relatively little-known and even less well understood issue across Europe. Despite the devastating impacts that not having a…
/ Zoe Gardner, Asylum Aid
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Strategically Litigating Childhood Statelessness

We would not be fighting childhood statelessness if it were not, at least in part, for States’ stubbornness.  This entry is based on the assumption…
/ Adam Weiss, European Roma Rights Centre
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'Transforming Our World’ - How can we make sure no one is left behind?

In September, the leaders of the United Nations Member States will meet to adopt the global agenda for development post-2015, the document…
/ Tendayi Bloom
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In pursuit of solutions for the stateless

In pursuit of solutions was the theme of last week’s 2015 UNHCR NGO Consultations, a focus that perfectly captures the motivation behind UNHCR’s #…
/ Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on Statelessness
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Ending childhood statelessness in Italy?

Over the last few years, the problem of childhood statelessness has gained in importance in Italy. The need to adopt adequate legislation and…
/ Daniela Maccioni, Italian Council for Refugees (CIR)