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Think Local with Nik’s Fudo

In this episode of the UN Human Rights podcast, #StandUp4Migrants, we meet the team from Nik's Fudo who are bringing migrants and communities together at the local level, be it in shared spaces or around shared interests.

The concept of this local business is to bring food from different countries to Geneva, Switzerland by connecting with local migrant chefs and local customers. Join us as we speak with the founders of Nik's Fudo, Nishanie Jayamaha and Nikhil Masilamani, and migrant chefs Safa Gharbi and Naila Samin.

When Jayamaha arrived in Geneva she missed the food culture that she had in Sri Lanka.

“I wanted to also share this more widely and open it up and have the experience of what I can eat,” she said. “It's not just eating food or, you know, cooking the food, it's sharing that experience as well.”

Learn how Nik’s Fudo is also empowering migrant women to make a living from their passion for cooking.


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  • When anyone’s human rights are denied, everyone's rights are undermined, so I will stand up
  • I will raise my voice. I will take action. I will use my rights to stand up for your rights.

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