Right now there are people in your country, in your community and possibly on your street who are living in hiding with no ties or protection from any government. They are the stateless and we think their cause deserves a voice.
Many stateless are living in hiding with little hope, stuck in limbo. Without citizenship from any country they often cannot work, own property, seek health care or turn to the law for protection. While Western nations have been some of the loudest voices calling for the abolition of statelessness, they have allowed it to fester in their own backyards. Hundreds of thousands of stateless people live in the United States and Europe.
They move among us like shadows but they will never be like us, not unless citizens and governments move to act. That’s what this project is about. Over the coming months, Stateless Voices will introduce you to the stateless people of the United States and the European Union.