n the media and in policy, migrants are often spoken of as a monolithic group, with their differences erased in the interest of drawing a simpler narrative.
Often, this narrative represents migrants as either undesirable and threatening, or helpless and vulnerable, with no room for nuance or agency.
Additionally, although many of the Sustainable Development Goals are relevant to the challenges faced by migrants- particularly no. 10, Reducing inequality in and between countries - they can often feel very removed from people’s day to day realities.
Raising awareness and changing the discourse around diversity and inclusion we hope to bridge the divide in our communities. With our ‘Frame, Voice, Report!’ funding, we sought to address both the flaws in migrant representation and the intangibility of the Sustainable Development Goals. By working in partnership with Kompasset, the centre for homeless migrants run by the Danish NGO Kirkens Korshær, as well as with Copenhagen municipality, schools, university students and cultural institutions.
As part of creating learning content for schools and students, we provide our audio narratives in Danish and English. You can listen to the published stories at https://socialcities2030.podomatic.com.
The content is based on interviews with homeless migrants living on the streets in Copenhagen. Paying special attention to individual people’s stories helps to humanize the Sustainable Development Goals and place them squarely in the context of societal inequalities here in Denmark.
Alberto's voice In this story we focus on SDG 10: Reducing inequality in and between countries. We meet Alberto from Romania who has come to Denmark to look for work. He talks about what it is like to experience inequality in Copenhagen.
Frank's voice This story relates to Sustainable Development Goals 10 and 11: reducing inequality in and between countries, and making cities, communities and settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. We meet Frank from Cameroon who has travelled and lived in many different countries. He speaks about the time when he first came to Denmark and the importance of having places and communities in the city that help and welcome people no matter who they are and where they come from.
Claude's voice Coming soon...