Dear Fellow Refugees, Here's How I Found Resilience

TEDWomen 2023   |   October 2023

Chantale Zuzi Leader is one of the millions of displaced people around the world. In a deeply moving talk, she reflects on losing her family, home and sense of safety — only to break through and ultimately find community and hope. It's an astounding story of resilience that speaks to today's refugee crisis.

UNHCR and Platon Launch Collaboration to Bring Refugee Voices, Aspirations into Focus

UNHCR   |   March 27, 2023

Portrait of a Stranger, a creative multimedia collaboration between world-renowned photographer and storyteller Platon, and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, will debut today in partnership with...

Cultural Leaders as a Catalyst of Change with Platon

Nativa Economics   |   January 19, 2023

Join photographer Platon, in conversation with Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, to discuss the power of film and photography to represent the many faces and voices of those forced to flee.

This Former Refugee Is Using Her Voice to Build a More Compassionate World

UNHCR   |   Chantale Zuzi   |   June 9, 2021

Every human deserves the dignity of human rights and justice. My purpose in life is to ensure that every person is provided with those inalienable rights. This direction was determined by the earliest...
Color Drawing of Chantale Zuzi
Chantale Zuzi color headshot

Award-Winning Student: Belief Takes You Far

Telegram & Gazette   |   Bill Doyle   |   November 21, 2020

Chantale Zuzi was in tears when the Women’s Initiative of the United Way of Central Massachusetts recently presented her with the Meridith D. Wesby Young Leader Award.

Those who spoke about her that...

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Reunites with RefuSHE Alumna Chantale Zuzi for World Refugee Day

Harper's BAZAAR   |   Alison S. Cohn   |   June 12, 2020

Three years ago, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Special Envoy Angelina Jolie attended her first fashion show on World Refugee Day during a visit to the RefuSHE safe house for...
Models from RefuSHE fashion show
Black and White headshot of Chantale Zuzi

Belief and Strength.

The Voices and Faces Project   |   Chantale Zuzi

My friends and I , African refugees in Nairobi, have the same story but different beginnings and endings.

We have been sexually abused, we have gone to bed hungry, we have suffered emotional pain. We...

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