pushbacks

Pushbacks and Rights Violations at Europe’s Borders: the Case of Greece

According to the Greek Council for Refugees, in 2021, a total of 9,157 refugees and migrants arrived in Greece. This marks a decrease of 31.7% compared to 15,696 in 2020, mainly due to an increase in pushbacks, the militarization of borders and restrictions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. In this context, the Greek authorities deny […]

human trafficking

Human Trafficking: a Crime against Rights and Freedom

The traffic of human beings is one of the most significant crimes against humans that damage fundamental individual rights: deprivation of freedom and security, the impossibility of access to health assistance, education and family relations. This phenomenon includes conscription, transfer and accommodation of people through duress or using other forms of coercion, kidnapping, deception, intimidation […]

mereme with a refugee

World Refugee Day: inclusion and diversity. Interview with Mereme

For the world refugee day, we met Mereme, an Albanian girl grown in Italy. She works as an operator in a refugee centre in Italy, and we thought about an interview with her to ask something. 1- Talk about you. How long are you working in a refugee centre? I have been working in a […]

The pimp and the NGO

Picture this: A procurer, under rougher circumstances also called “pimp”, opens his doors and welcomes the team of an NGO that spreads awareness on HIV and AIDS. Not just that, this NGO is also planning on cheering up the sex workers in order to facilitate their life.  Sounds interesting? Let me explain further.  Red Umbrella […]

Football For All !

United Society of Balkans and Refugee Trauma Initiative organized ‘’Football for All’’ event on February 5th at the All Star Sport Center. During this event held between the organisations,  young refugees and volunteers played football together. With the football for all project, United Society of Balkans wants to show that everyone can play football, everywhere, […]

Thessaloniki Pride 2021

How to be gay in Thessaloniki

Being a part of the LGBTQIA+ community is not easy. That’s a fact. Right now, in the 21st century, there are still 69 countries that have laws that criminalise homosexuality. In four countries being gay can even mean death on a completely legal basis (Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Afghanistan). Still, there are places in the […]

The country where everything is prohibited : IRAN

How can we be sure of our freedoms? Is freedom simply the lack of four walls? Imagine someone interfering with your appearance or the music you are listening to. Let me extend even further: someone who interferes with your beliefs, the food you consume, the people you hang out with…  This person isn’t a member […]

Gisèle Halimi – Portrait

Gisèle Halimi, (1927-2020). She was an influential French lawyer, woman politician, author and a feminist activist who dedicated her life to the “Cause des Femmes” (The cause of women). She was born as Zeiza Gisèle Élise Taïeb on July 27 in Tunisia in 1927 to a poor conservative Jewish family at the time when the […]