How ethically correct is it to make decisions for other people without minimally involving them in the choices that affect their own lives?
Let’s start from this question to think about the need to involve those directly involved in the decision-making processes that concern them.
The migrant finds himself outside the country of origin, often alone, without friends or family, where a language other than his own is easily spoken and he finds himself having to dive into a chaotic world (just think of the Italian bureaucracy, difficult for the Italians, imagine for a foreigner!) made up of documentation, job search, a house and many other “little” things that build up everyday life. These people have to follow procedures that often involve them only in terms of documents to present and behaviors to adopt, without being taken into consideration by those who establish these procedures.
Fortunately, there are projects, organizations, and realities that deal with giving support to these people, who want nothing more than to lead a dignified life, like everyone else.
One of the projects in which we collaborate aims precisely at improving the involvement of migrants in the choices that concern them, giving them the possibility of being able to participate and speak up when it comes to migrants’ reception.
Being welcoming is possible and wonderful, just put yourself in other people’s shoes.
In other words, listen.
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