Us vs. Them: Challenging Practices of ‘Othering’ Through Solidarity and South South Alliances
Liliana Gamboa | Open Society Justice Initiative | Dominican Republic
Denise Pitcher | Caribbean Centre for Human Rights (CCHR) | Trinidad and Tobago
Bridget Wooding | Caribbean Migrants Observatory | Dominican Republic
Razia Sultana | RW Welfare Society | Bangladesh
Sharifah Shakirah | TBA | Bangladesh
• How do we address anti-refugee sentiments, narratives of ‘othering’ and language of dehumanization which use migrants and refugees as targets for political scapegoating, stigmatizing and stereotyping in the social imaginary and folklore?
• How can we shed light and effectively challenge discriminatory narratives of xenophobia that are embedded in societal practices, laws, and policies and that disproportionately impact select groups? What are the tools, avenues and solutions that we can find within the human rights framework and movement (or beyond)? What role can cross-regional solidarity play in this?
• Would it be useful to advance cross-regional dialogues between South Asia and the Caribbean? How can we better prompt constructive exchanges by finding common challenges and exchanging transferrable practices?