ADVOCACY

Joint Letter to European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship

In view of the ongoing reforms of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) and related national-level developments, SolidarityNow, along with 18 civil society organisations across Europe, calls on the European Commission to seize this historic opportunity to promote an orderly and efficient asylum system which strengthens the EU’s and Member States’ ability to meet obligations […]

International Day of the Girl: An Opportunity to address Female Genital Mutilation

by Melina Dunham, Advocacy Intern October 11 marks the 6th annual International Day of the Girl. Today’s celebration aims to address both the challenges girls face and to promote their empowerment and uphold their human rights. In this spirit, it is important to address the issues of women’s reproductive health and sexual violence which remain […]

Conditions at Moria are “shameful”.

19 NGOs decry conditions at the site, now worse than ever, and call for sustainable solutions to both decongest the islands and improve conditions across first receptions centres in North Aegean Sea. Athens, September 13, 2018 – Over 17,000 people remain crammed in Greek island reception centers with a total capacity for only 6,000, living […]

Help is no crime: stand with volunteers against the criminalisation of solidarity

The arrest of Sarah Mardini and Seán Binder is the latest case of a worrying trend towards the criminalisation of solidarity in Europe. The two volunteers were arrested by the Greek authorities on 21 August for helping refugees and migrants arriving by sea on Lesbos island. With this joint letter, European civil society organisations call […]

NGO statement on the closure of PIKPA solidarity camp

We, the undersigned organizations active in human rights and humanitarian aid, urge the Regional Governor of the North Aegean Region to re-examine her decision to suspend the operations of Lesvos Solidarity in the area of PIPKA on the island of Lesvos. PIKPA, an open, self-organised solidarity space, has provided essential services and assistance to refugees […]

#savepikpa

Η Λέσβος έχει ταυτιστεί με την αλληλεγγύη. Οι εικόνες του νησιού και των κατοίκων του ταξιδεύουν σε ολόκληρο τον κόσμο δείχνοντας τι σημαίνει να στέκεται κανείς στο πλευρό των πλέον ευάλωτων συνανθρώπων μας. Η δομή της Αλληλεγγύης Λέσβου (ΠΙΚΠΑ) έχει υπάρξει εδώ και αρκετά χρόνια το καταφύγιο για εκατοντάδες ανθρώπους –κάποιοι από αυτούς ιδιαιτέρως ευάλωτοι- […]

#weareawelcomingEurope @ #21stAntiraFestAthens 

#weareawelcomingEurope, goes @ the #21stAntiraFestAthens ! We are waiting for you at our booth to talk about the European Citizens’ Initiative and how you can help us decriminalize solidarity! If the idea of being prosecuted for providing help to refugees seems appalling to you, you have to join our efforts! Let’s start from the 21st Antiracist Festival, […]

SolidarityNow calls for immediate actions to improve the living conditions of refugees at Thiva’s Open Accommodation Site

The recent death of the three-year-old boy, at Thiva’s Open Accommodation Site, is a fact that must signal the danger to all of us and activate the authorities to prevent such tragic events in the future, SolidarityNow states. Moreover, it underlines the need for immediate action to improve people’s living conditions in the site. SolidarityNow […]