NOW or never!
Stand up for the Afghan community.
After the events of last 15th of August in Afghanistan we cannot remain silent. This is not an Afghan fight, this is a human rights fight and we stand up next to the Afghan community.
We demand that Afghan people deserve to live in safety, security and dignity. We and our governments are also responsible of their situation.
As an illustrator
Create a poster (use our template) to show your anger, despair and criticism about how our governments are behaving in this humanitarian crisis. It’s our responsibility to stand next to the Afghan people.
Please keep in mind for your designs that western imagery isn’t equally meaning free. We are trying to avoid media stereotypes (e.g. comparisons with the Burqa). Colonial imagery posters will not be accepted. Instead, concentrate on the lack of education, who is financing who or making money and emphasise criticism about the responsibility of our governments.
1. demonstrations to push our governments to take responsability.
2. the creation of safe passages from Afghanistan to Europe or other countries for everyone who needs to flee their country due to their safety.
3. to stop any deportation of Afghans to Afghanistan
4. a new check up of all current asylum procedures of Afghans in European refugee camps
5. an immediate evacuation of the Afghan people inside the camps to solidarity cities
Submit your poster here.
As a citizen
Download the posters you like, and print as many as you can. Inform friends, organise and join demonstrations!
Put up as many posters as you can, on your home window, across towns, at schools, universities, cultural institutions. Take photos of the posters in public spaces and share it on your social media tagging @now_you_see_me_moria and #helpafghanistan
Saturday_21st_August website opens for uploading posters
Monday_23rd_August gallery of posters is ONLINE!
Sunday_29st_August website closes for uploading posters
Monday_30th_August NOW share, print and put up posters!
Tuesday_31st_August it’s the day US troops will leave Afghanistan leaving so many vulnerable persons behind – let’s demonstrate all together and even louder!
Start by hanging posters in your window, streets, gym, office. Joined different marches across the world to demand to your government to take responsability, demand the creation of safe passages from Afghanistan to other countries to all the vulnerable people, demand stop any deportation of Afghans to Afghanistan, demand a check up of all current asylum procedures of Afghans in Europe and demand an evacuation of the Afghan people inside European refugee camps to solidarity cities.
Since August 2020 we — an Afghan refugee living in Camp Moria on Lesbos (Greece) and a photo editor based in the Netherlands — have been collecting photos and sharing stories that document life in the camp. We started an Instagram account: @now_you_see_me_moria. A Syrian refugee there and another Afghan man joined later. It was an attempt to make people across Europe aware of the situation.
Many of the stories were picked up by the media. But nothing has changed. In the meanwhile, visibility has been reduced to almost zero: journalists and photographers are not allowed to the new camp while NGO workers are instructed to not take pictures.
Visibility is key to invoking change. In a collaborative effort we wish to confront fellow citizens and politicians with the outcome of the failing European migration policy. We need change!
Read more about our story
- Download the posters you like, and print as many as you can. Inform friends, make organisations join!
- Put up as many posters as you can, on your home window, across towns, at schools, universities, cultural institutions.
- Paint murals or use whatever approach you feel comfortable to create visibility for the issue in public spaces
Let’s show that we care! And do so together, all across Europe.
Upload photos of the posters you put up or murals you painted here