Festival of Hope 2 / 2 February 2021

Migrant Worker & Refugee Poetry Competition Malaysia

Festival of Hope 2

First held in 2015, the Migrant Worker & Refugee Poetry Competition, Malaysia, has quickly established itself as one of the key events in the cultural calendar in Malaysia. The objectives of the competition are to provide a platform for mutual understanding between Malaysians and migrants while celebrating the literary talent of migrant workers and refugees in Malaysia. The event also seeks to promote greater tolerance of multi-culturalism and give a voice to refugees and lower skilled foreign workers. This session will feature the finals of the 2020 competition with readings by shortlisted contestants and the announcement of the winners.


Global Migrant Festival

The Global Migrant Festival (GMF) seeks to use the Arts and Culture as a medium to allow low wage migrant workers and refugees to have their voices heard and their stories told, humanising their experiences in the process.  Held every two years, the 2020 edition comprised of thirty-three online events held over the course of nine days. The Festival was a showcase of diversity, featuring over two hundred participants from around the world.