In Solidarity - The Migration Blanket is a collaborative artwork created during COVID-19 by Refugee and Asylum Seeker girls and women around the world and International Artist and Human Rights Activist , Salma Zulfiqar. The artwork shines a light on the need for compassion, tolerance and acceptance of Refugees and Migration and gives Refugee and Asylum Seeker girls and women a voice through creative expression. The artwork is a call for solidarity with refugees as we head into lockdown again.
Please note that this project took place online during these extremely challenging circumstances at the height of COVID-19 earlier in 2020 connecting vulnerable girls and women in the West Midlands, London and Manchester, UK to a global community where they broke the cycle of isolation, learned creative skills and about human rights . They contributed to this international collective digital artwork, breaking boundaries and creating new friendships during the global pandemic which has crippled societies around the world. The positive impact of this project on their lives has been wide ranging.
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