DIMA (Diálogo Intercultural de México Activo A.C.) was formed in response to the conflict in Syria, which led hundreds of young people to drop out of school.
DIME is a neutral Mexican humanitarian organization that promotes intercultural dialogue so that everyone can reach their full potential and contribute to an equitable, diverse and harmonious future.
We tackle the challenges of forced migration with multi-sectoral programs that mobilize university communities.
To achieve our goals, we forge partnerships with higher education institutions, international organizations, government agencies, civil society and the private sector.
With the consolidation of the partnership with UNHCR, the first student residence, Casa Salam, was inaugurated in Aguascalientes.
With this alliance, the Habesha Americas Project was implemented, a project focused on young refugee students who are already in Mexico.
Due to the growth of the project, a second student house, Casa Americas, was inaugurated as a residence for male beneficiaries in Aguascalientes.
Casa Salam became a residence for women and the organization’s office.
In conjunction with USCRI (U.S. Committee for Migrants and Refugees) the U.S. Mexico Border Legal Clinic was inaugurated in the city of Tijuana. This clinic focuses on border and binational issues.
A student residence for women beneficiaries of the project, Casa Ébano, was inaugurated, making Casa Salam the organization’s office.
The name of the organization was changed to Diálogo Intercultural Mexicano A.C. (DIME).
Casa Salam’s address was changed, improving the conditions of the organization’s office.
The change to DIME A.C. was consolidated.
With the support of IIE (International Institute of Education), a call for Afghan students was launched in response to the conflict caused by the return of the Taliban.
The Board of Directors was created.
At DIME, we recognize the value and potential of people, as well as the fundamental role that they can play within our society. We believe in the power of intercultural dialogue to bring about peace.
To respond to forced migration challenges, we build and develop multi-sectoral programs within the educational, sensibilization, and legal areas.
It is our commitment to increase the shared responsibility to access international protection, thus we built partnerships with international organizations, diverse public entities, the private sector, as well as universities and civil society members to create innovative and safe pathways to harmonious and equitative societies.
Mexico has a long tradition of solidarity and reception, at DIME we seek to become a global role model in the humanitarian field concerning durable solutions to forced migration.
In order to do this, we call on all individuals to engage in the joint effort to share and receive cultural expressions, knowledge and capacities of youth in forced displacement to nourish our own communities.
Together, we can promote Mexico as a leader of innovative pathways aligned with the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration and United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4.1 and 10.2 so people can live to their full potential creating an international culture of peace.