“You have to learn the language of the country you are living in and realize that you need to start a life here so you can move forward!” Our first contact with Ms. Azia Mizroyan was at SolidarityNow’s Blue Refugee Center in Thessaloniki, where she works as a cultural mediator for the kurmanji language. Ms […]


“Now I feel strong, very strong! I have my freedom, my friends, my life!” Nadwa is 31 years old and comes from Aleppo, Syria. The last years she has been working as a cultural mediator for Arabic, at the *ESTIA program, implemented by SolidarityNow, in Thessaloniki. Nadwa is a calm and cheerful person, very dear […]


“I know how someone starts a new life in a new country, because I have experienced it” Lena is Albanian, she came to Greece in 1998 with her family. The unstable political and financial situation in Albania led her to leave the country in search of better opportunities. For the last 2 years she has […]


“My dreams were more important than my parents’ abuse” Anna is 20 years old, lives in Thessaloniki, has a cat and is studying fashion design. Her dream is to travel to Cuba and the Netherlands and be able to attend fashion classes through her school in Milan next year. Knowing Anna, no one can imagine […]

#STRONGALONE_Maria from Iran

“I love myself and my daughters; when I felt that ‘I saved them’, I knew we would make it” The beautiful 34-year-old woman who welcomes us to her home in Athens is a refugee from Iran, a divorced mother of two and she chooses to introduce herself to us as ‘Maria’. Maria speaks farsi and […]

8 March_International Women’s Day #STRONGALONE_Women who are Winners!

Migrant, refugee, redundant, abused, detained, marginalized women. Borders are closing, labor and individual rights are being violated, anti-abortion campaigns are being activated and hate speech has prevailed. Everything that has been claimed has been lost in recent years. Victims of these changes are mainly women, as they experience the most difficulties. According to the European […]


“In total, Zamir paid $9,300 to traffickers who repeatedly deceived him, so as to travel with his family to Greece from Iraq”. The story of Zamir is featured in the first “Mega Papers” broadcast on the Mega TV channel, about enormous contemporary human adversities. A predicament that constitutes the first of the three largest organized […]

#SocialJustice: Mariam_”I Want to Become a Symbol for All Women in My Country”

Mariam, 27-year old, comes from Afghanistan and along with her daughter, who is 9 years old, have been living in Greece for the last four years. Mariam was a victim of domestic violence. The problems with her husband began when both of them were living in Afghanistan. She tried to break up from him but […]