A migrant’s journey does not end when they reach their place of destination, because from then on, they will have to integrate into their new community. In this section we explore the ties that link us to our communities, and how to make migrants part of their new home.
A group of migrant men discuss what is expected from them because they are men. Discover the reflections they bring to the table, to brake the stigmas they have been carrying. This video was created as part of the campaign A thousand ways to be a man, created by the Response for Venezuelans platform. Visit athousandwaystobeaman.org for more information.
A useful resource for breaking the ice in talks or trainings related to migration and integration issues, promoting empathy towards migrants.
Discover what happens when people in a community get informed through rumors instead of going to the official sources. This video was created in Costa Rica in collaboration with the community of La Carpio, following the IOM X methodology. Learn more at: www.somoscolmena.info/es/cr
An IOM project that gathered testimonies from African migrants who tried to reach Europe, as well as success stories. The site includes information about the risks of irregular migration and alternatives to it.
The Backway Theatre is an innovative pedagogical tool designed for raising awareness around irregular migration among young potential migrants. It is aimed at students aged 13 to 18 years old, primarily for those on the way to completing their secondary studies. This activity should be implemented by IOM in collaboration with migrant returnees, who will serve as the facilitators who carry out the activity in schools around the country.
Discover the real stories of people who had to leave their homes behind and start over. This IOM site gathers portraits of internally displaced persons; that is, of people who have migrated within their countries of origin.
This 15-minute podcast explores men's vulnerabilities to trafficking in persons, and the social norms that make them silent about their plight.
Have you ever had a really easy chance to migrate? #ThinkTwice and learn to identify fake offers, like Jose did. Visit Somos Colmena to learn more.This is an IOM campaign, created in collaboration with communities in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, using the OIMX methodology.