The radio programmes will highlight unique characteristics of migrants in the cities, like their work as agents of development, upholders of cultural diversity, contributors to skill diversity, symbols of new aspirations and migrant working woman. "The approach adopted is to evoke empathy amongst urban dwellers by focusing on similarities between migrants from rural areas and residents from urban areas," UNESCO said in a release. The series will focus on sharing the experience and contributions of migrants to the cities they migrate to and thereby disrupt the homogeneous image, it added. "We wish to draw attention to the brave choices migrants make and encourage city dwellers to ensure that migrants feel part of a city which is welcoming, inclusive and recognises migrants entitlement to a dignified life," said Marina Faetanini, the section's chief and programme specialist, social and human sciences, UNESCO (New Delhi).
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