Stories of dignity for UNHCR
- Narrative design
- Article production
- Intergovernmental Organization
- Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is a global organization dedicated to saving lives and protecting the rights of refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless persons.
In 2021, UPPL was commissioned by the Canadian UNHCR Agency to produce stories that bring diversity to the organization’s media channels, raising awareness to the programs and pathways of those who have found refuge in Canada. The notion of dignity was at the heart of our approach. We produced human-focused stories that value the people who are forced to leave their country. Through our storytelling approach, it was important to highlight each person’s dreams, skills and ambitions as well as celebrate the communities they integrated across Canada.
Could Esperanza have imagined, while she was sewing dresses from the United Nation’s Kakuma camp in Kenya, that she would one day try to live her passion on the other side of the Atlantic?
Josephine’s husband was intent on selling their son, but for Josephine “there was no way I could do that to my own son.” She ran away the night a man was to come to the house and take her child.
- Hawa Amin-Arsala (Author)
- Sarah Bilson (Author)
- Fatou Alhya Diagne (Author)
- Cindy Laverdière (Traduction)
- Léa Jodoin (Graphic Design)
- Tamy Emma Pepin (Author, Editor & Creative Dir.)
- Nhial Deng
- Tashiba Esperance
- Josephine Niyibinga
- Evodia Cimpaya
- Mokhles Abdulghani
- Saskatoon Open Doors Society
- UNHCR Canada