Borderless360 exists to support refugees and others in similar circumstances to create structures and communities that serve their rights and a better life. We aim to bridge the gap between public awareness and action through
non-traditional approaches, bottom-up communication, and building better understanding.
A world where everyone feels empowered and has the agency to lead meaningful livesBorderless360 envisions a more just world in which all people are afforded the basic respect, dignity, and voice to overcome inequality, disenfranchisement,
Why does B360 exist?
Rights to free movement, protection, and dignity are fundamental entitlements we should all be able to enjoy as human beings. However, our common humanity is challenged by how we treat refugees and other displaced people, as we increasingly
find these populations falling through gaps, disassociated from rights, and silenced in wider discourses around protection.
According to UN estimates*, nearly 80 million people were forcibly displaced around the world by 2019 – including 45.7 million internally displaced persons, 4.2 million stateless people, and the 26 million recognised under the 1951
Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, who face persecution in its various and evolving forms. Not only are these numbers too great to ignore, they are also likely to rise exponentially, as the consequences of xenophobia,
nationalism, resource competition, and climate change exacerbate the drivers of forced migration.
At B360, we believe that systems of violence can only exist when critical voices are silenced. As displaced and disenfranchised people most often suffer the effects of these systems, we want to reframe conversations around power and
voice, borders, and the values that underpin our societies in order to develop newer, more creative relationships and platforms that directly serve our communities’ diverse needs, challenges, and aspirations. As an independent, collaboratively
focussed initiative, B360 seeks to encourage new, community-based approaches to problem-solving:
We aim to catalyse like-minded friends and partners from a broad range of networks and pursuits to see how they can bring their unique expertise to the problems faced by refugees – in innovative, sustainable, holistic, and collaborative
We believe it is necessary that refugee stories center refugees’ leadership in responding to the challenges faced, and work towards the building of platforms and avenues that actively support this.
We feel no act is too small to count. While big-picture policies come from governments and other hierarchies of power, we ask how individuals, groups, and businesses can best play their part in this long road to change. The challenge
is complex, and the answers are varied. B360 is continually exploring and learning as it grows – and we invite you to join us in doing the same!
B360 is also looking for business partners who are open to supporting projects that build on opportunities of globalisation, mobility and markets in a way that directly benefits refugee communities.
Borderless360 currently comprises two online platforms, hosted under unheardproject.com.
The Unheard Project is so named to not only amplify and uplift refugee narratives, but also recognise the need for better diversity and the #ownvoices movement when covering deeply marginalised communities in mainstream media.
*We run a paid mentorship that connects industry professionals with four emerging refugee writers and artists to help take their pieces from draft to publication over a 10-week period, and equip them with advice and creative
guidance that can help them move towards sustainable careers as working journalists.
Unheard Music Project
A dynamic music library, where visitors are welcome to stream music, from traditional folk to contemporary pop, all from refugee communities.
Unheard Journalism Project
A literary magazine and paid mentorship* that focuses on amplifying and developing the work of refugee citizen journalists
Let’s get to know one another.
We welcome any collaborative ideas to help advance the rights and quality of life for refugees and other displaced people.
Please do get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org