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Do the human right thing – Raising our voice for refugee rights

Stage : On Going

The project is being implemented under the Active citizens fund in Greece by the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) and its partners Diotima Center, the International Rescue Committee Hellas (IRC) and Popaganda between July 2021and June 2022.

Goal

To advocate for the integration of refugees and international protection seekers in Greek society, through a web of multidimensional activities of information, awareness and education.

Through this project, the partner organizations will report on the current situation regarding access to housing, health and employment, as well as any violations of these three fundamental rights for a human life with dignity.At the same time, policy proposals will be proposed to decision-makers in Greece and to EU institutions.

Activities

  • Reports on access of Refugees and international protection asylum seekers in health, accommodation facilities, employment.
  • Digital raising awareness campaign.
  • Articles in Popaganda and also in other media nationwide and locally.
  • Specialized informational and educational actions oriented toward refugees and asylum seekers.
  • Educational actions on human rights issues for journalism students and social workers.

Τhe “Do the human right thing – Raising our Voice for Refugee Rights” project is implemented under the Active citizens fund program, with Project Promoter the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) and Partner Organizations the Center Diotima, the International Rescue Committee Hellas (IRC) and Popaganda.

The Active citizens fund in Greece is supported through a € 12m grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway as part of the EEA Grants 2014 – 2021. The program aims to develop the sustainability and capacity of the civil society sector in Greece, and to strengthen its role in promoting and safeguarding democratic procedures, active
citizenship and human rights. The Fund Operator for the Active citizens fund in Greece is Bodossaki Foundation in consortium with SolidarityNow.

More information: www.activecitizensfund.gr/en/