Together We Can: The COVID-19 Impact on Stateless People & A Roadmap for Change Blog

New report on the impacts of coronavirus on stateless people lays out a roadmap for change

On 17 June 2021, the COVID-19 Emergency Statelessness Fund (CESF) Consortium will launch its 2021 Impact Report “Together We Can: The COVID-19 Impact…
/ Vera Karanika, Education and Programme Assistant at the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
First Group of Bhutanese Refugees arriving in The Netherlands on resettlement program Blog

Statelessness among resettled Bhutanese refugees in Europe: An unresolved problem

As part of one of the largest refugee resettlement programmes of its kind, over 2,000 refugees from Bhutan have been resettled to Europe since 2007.…
/ Ram Karki, former President of the Bhutanese Community in the Netherlands, Coordinator of Bhutan Watch and Head of the Global Campaign for the Release of Political Prisoners in Bhutan
On stateless activism and true engagement Blog

On stateless activism and true engagement

What opportunities are there for true engagement with those directly affected by statelessness in advocacy and research? Embracing stateless…
/ Haqqi Bahram, PHD Candidate at Linköping University, Sweden
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It is not just paperwork; it is human work. Recognising and supporting the role of grassroots organisations in the fight to end statelessness

Stateless Roma, or Roma at risk of statelessness, face a number of particular challenges in daily life. These include barriers in accessing the legal…
/ Michelle Mila van Burik Bihari, MA. Advocacy Coordinator Roma Utrecht & Roma Advocacy Network Netherlands
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The only way to overcome COVID-19 is to work together: Involving stateless people in Europe’s COVID-19 response

A few weeks ago, a group of 20 stateless activists and community representatives from different countries in Europe came together with ENS’ support,…
/ Remzi Medik, President, Bairska Svetlina – Centre for Development of Roma Community, North Macedonia
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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
Working with stateless people in the Netherlands Blog

Rising to the challenge: promoting the voices of stateless people in Europe

The absence of stateless voices is not due to a lack of individuals’ willingness to speak out and be involved in the debates and decision-making…
/ Khadija Badri, Advocacy and Engagement Officer at the European Network on Statelessness
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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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#HearItFromUs – Working with people affected by statelessness to inform and deliver our mission

The specific rights and experiences of stateless people and those affected by nationality problems are rarely acknowledged in the media and policy…
/ Khadija Badri, Advocacy and Engagement Officer at the European Network on Statelssness
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Including the Stateless

You are ushered into a tastefully decorated room. Gently. (As if you are so fragile you might break.) Seated in the room is a benevolent looking…
/ Amal de Chickera, Senior Consultant on Statelessness, Equal Rights Trust and Co-founder, the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion