High Profile Supporters

Leymah Gbowee

“Nationality gives every man, woman and child an equal chance in life.”

Aby Ndour

“Why a mother would not be able to pass her nationality to her child in the same way a father can? I believe in change. #IBelong”

Cheikh Lô

« Tout ce qu’il faut pour mettre fin à l’apatridie, c’est la volonté politique. »

Gabriela Rivadeneira

“Nationality is the gateway to all the rights we deserve and dream of. We must eradicate statelessness”

Bideew Bou Bess

“Every child should have the right to a future and should be able to say #IBelong and #IExist.”

His Holiness Abune Mathias

“It’s sad millions are condemned to a life without a nationality. The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church wholeheartedly supports the campaign, including through prayers.”

Zainab Salbi

“Millions of women across the world are suffering because they cannot say #IBelong.”

Rokia Traoré

“As a mother it seems inconceivable that I would not be able to pass my nationality on to my children. We need to make sure that all mothers and their children can say #IBelong.”

Peter Capaldi

“Statelessness is a grave injustice inflicted upon millions of innocent people. They deserve to say #IBelong.”

Louise Arbour

“Statelessness is our collective failure. We have a responsibility to ensure human beings receive the protection and benefits…”

Kathy Calvin

“I believe everyone has the right to nationality and I know Eleanor Roosevelt would agree!”

Douglas Booth

“It should not be a matter of ‘who’ or ‘from where’, everybody should have the right to say #IBelong.”

Dobet Gnahoré

“Merci aux autorités compétentes de faire en sorte que chaque personne sur cette terre puisse avoir une nationalité, ce qui est un droit fondamental.”

Baaba Maal

“It doesn’t matter where you live or where you came from everyone has the right to say #IBelong.”

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