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Feel How Gender Shapes Migration
Date: 25 September -
3 October 2017
Organization: UNOG
Location: Communal Space 2nd fl.
Category: Exhibition
patron: International Ornganization of Migration (IOM), in association with the Permanent Missions of Beldium and the United States of America, and in collaboration with the Interior Design Faculty of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI)

This event takes place at the Palais des Nations, Communal Space 2nd fl., E Building; Entry: Pregny Gate; Access: Door 40.

About the event:

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) wishes to organize an interactive exhibition on gender and migration. This exhibition acts like a tool for education and awareness-raising on issues directly related to gender and migration. IOM works to reduce vulnerability, stigma and discrimination that can come with harmful gender stereotypes at every stage of the migration cycle, in order to enable greater autonomy, self-confidence and social status for all migrants.

About the exhibition:

The concept and arrangement of the exhibition were developed by IOM in collaboration with Tamara Nanzer and Arianna Radice, students at the Interior Design faculty of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI).

Based on real-life scenarios, this audio and visual exhibition will allow participants to enter different moments of a migrant’s journey and to step into migrants’ shoes by living their stories, experiencing their dilemnas and feeling how gender has an impact on their lives.

The exhibition “Feel How Gender Shapes Migration” aims at the following points:

- Participants experience gendered audio and visual experiences of a migrant’s journey by interacting with real-life scenarios.
- Participants are exposed to the challenges and opportunities a migrant may face in different situations during his/her journey, depending also on that migrant’s profile (gender, sexual orientation, race, social status, ect.)
- Participants reflect on unexpected environmental changes in order to consider their gendered dimensions.

To read more about this exhibition, please see: http://weblog.iom.int/feel-how-gender-shapes-migration-international-women%E2%80%99s-day

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