International Migrants Day 2021: Harnessing the Potential of Human Mobility
Tbilisi – On 18 December IOM marked International Migrants Day by organizing an outdoor exhibition “Faces of Migration 2021” in front of Tbilisi Vake Park, featuring migrants in Georgia living in Kutaisi and Batumi. These photo stories highlight the benefits and challenges of living in Georgia as a foreigner, focusing on the migrants’ contribution to their new communities, local economies, and cultural fabric of the host societies.
Each year, on 18 December IOM marks International Migrants Day around the globe. Through the “Faces of Migration 2021” photo exhibit and related narratives, IOM hopes to take another small but important step towards the promotion of tolerance, diversity, and migrants’ rights in Georgia.
The exhibition is organized with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway under EMERGE Project, aimed at enhancing migrants’ rights and good governance.
An important component of the project has been efforts to raise awareness of the population about migrants’ rights, promote diversity and highlight the benefits of regular and safe migration, documenting the positive impact that migrants have on the local communities. Building upon work done last year to promote migrants’ stories during COVID-19, this activity continues to feature migrants in Georgia and their stories, serving as a reminder to embrace diversity and all its benefits and overcome related prejudices.
You can visit the exhibition from 18 December 2021 to 10 January 2022 in Tbilisi, in front of Vake Park main entrance.