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A conversation with Saliou Diouf of Boza Fii

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We do not endure life, we do it

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Thousand 4 £1000 warmly invites you to participate in the fourth event in our Citizens of the World in Conversation series - online discussion events exploring stories of migration, culture, creativity and connection from around the globe.

Saliou Diouf is a Senegalese activist who has worked for many years with the Alarm Phone supporting people on the move in Morocco and Western Sahara. His latest project is Boza Fii.

BOZA is a word created by Cameroonians and used by migrants which means "to succeed". FII is a word from Senegalese Wolof which means "here". The migrants who cross the land and sea borders cry out their victory and their freedom to the sound of: “BOZA FREE!" once they have successfully completed their journey to Europe.

BOZA FII proposes to succeed here . Led by a group of returning migrants and human rights activists, the organisation fights for the continuous improvement of the living conditions of migrants in their countries of origin. They support migrants who return voluntarily and those who are expelled to their country of origin and who then face a complete lack of assistance.

They also support the search of friends and families of those who disappeared in the Mediterranean Sea. They want to defend and make real the rights of migrants and their families. They want to encourage the production and spread of knowledge about migration and to promote debate an international exchange between Africa and Europe in order to face together the current global reality.

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