Chylian
Nigeria
Chylian is a MaM volunteer for both phase 1 and 2. She is a winner of the IOM virtual reality competition organized by IOM HQ and passionate about women empowerment.
She is the founder of the Female Returnees Association for Advocacy. She regularly engages in sensitization and advocacy activities on irregular migration within Lagos.

Chylian is an entrepreneur with a background in architecture but is currently in the fashion business selling hair and bags. She was also reintegrated into the soft drink business under the EU-IOM Joint Initiative. She is actively involved in taking the necessary information to young people on safe migration.

Chylian pioneered an organization for female returnees with the hope to build a large network of female returnees actively involved in awareness-raising and making a difference in society irrespective of stigma. Chylian is also a volunteer with the Stop Trata project producing videos on the campaign on irregular migration and human trafficking.

Returned migrants play a central role as Volunteers in the development, planning and implementation of the Migrants as Messengers campaign.

Through their stories, the learnings from their migratory experiences and their creativity, MaM Volunteers are the principal authors and actors of the campaign. From 2019-2022, a community of more than 300 volunteers across 7 countries will develop and grow. This community will also have access to diversified training and capacity-building opportunities and be invited to regular activities to support the development of an organic and sustainable community. Female engagement plays an important role within the MaM Volunteer community as they will take the lead in shaping women-to-women dialogue sessions and engaging female audiences more generally.

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