HUMAN STORIES

International Women’s Day: A story worth reading | Asifa from Afghanistan, an example of strength

International Women’s Day A story worth reading | Asifa from Afghanistan, an example of strength in the tribute of UNICEF Europe and Central Asia for the International Women’s Day. The 27-year-old Asifa is a former beneficiary of the “Child and Family Support Hubs” program implemented by SolidarityNow and a current employee at the organization. The […]

T. is currently working, studying, and dreaming in Greece

By the Employability Service of the Athens Solidarity Center* T. from Morocco is an active and dynamic woman with lots of skills and a big, beautiful smile on her face. T. has been a beneficiary of the employability service at the Athens Solidarity Center for a long time. Along with her employability counselor, the young […]

Sexual identity persecution and eventual recognition of the refugee status of a Gambian beneficiary

Sexual identity persecution and eventual recognition of the refugee status of a Gambian beneficiary  Ioanna Platanisioti, Attorney at law, Athens Solidarity Center Legal Service*  The examination of asylum applications in the second instance, carried out by the Committees of the Appeals Authority, has recently led to a multitude of rejection decisions. Applicants after the first […]

The undisputable right of access to the asylum procedures of a particularly vulnerable applicant

Martha Chatziantoniou  Attorney at law, Athens Solidarity Center Legal Service *  Access to asylum procedures in Greece presents significant challenges for people with serious disabilities, especially when they live outside the protective framework of the state. This is the case for applicants who make a subsequent application for asylum, following the final rejection of their […]

The SolidarityNow tribute on the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

SolidarityNow honored the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence with a series of awareness raising activities organized by the facilitators of the Female Friendly Spaces at the Child & Family Support Hubs operating by the organization, in 14 open accommodation sites for migrants and refugees across Greece. Through these actions, the women living in […]

“Days of lockdown, days of the pandemic”

10.12.2020 | Human Rights Day “Days of lockdown, days of the pandemic” By Thodoris Zeis, Lawyer Legal Service Athens Solidarity Center Days of lockdown, days of the pandemic. Equal for everybody? Of course not. A young man from Guinea has been forced to travel by train from Thessaloniki, the city of the hundreds of Covid-19 […]

INTERNATIONAL TEACHER’S DAY_“The aim is one, actual integration”

Fotini, teacher, Integration Learning Center, Athens  Fotini has been working for Civil Society’s organizations since 2016. She is a philologist and teaches Greek to refugees and migrants. Since 2019, she is one of the teachers at the SolidarityNow Integration Learning Center for the “HELIOS” program*, teaching the Greek language to recognized adult refugees living in Greece. […]