People on the move face daily barriers in accessing housing, employment and health services. The digital campaign “Do the human right thing” aims to raise awareness and inform the general public about the violation of these rights for refugees and asylum seekers in Greece.
Human rights are under threat for all, as thousands of people are systematically excluded from housing and health care while they are forced to overcome significant difficulties to find work.
Through this campaign, we shed light on the difficulties faced by refugee communities, trying to fulfil fundamental needs for a dignified life.
Guaranteeing human rights is the responsibility of every law-governed State. It gives the opportunity to uprooted and vulnerable people to regain their independence and dream of the future again. It also contributes to smooth integration with long term benefits to the local societies.
In this campaign, people on the move themselves are those holding the microphone to make their voices heard.
Coming up with the motto “spread our voice”, we invite you to take action. Defend the fundamental rights of people on the move. Raise your voice for their effective enforcement to everyone.
The campaign was designed and implemented by the Centre Diotima for the period October 2021-June 2022. It is addressed to the general public, all human rights defenders, civil society, institutions and organizations. It is part of the homonymous programme “Do the human right thing, Raising our voice for refugee rights”.
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The project “Do the human right thing – Raising our voice for refugee rights” is being implemented under the Active citizens fund in Greece by the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) and Partner Organizations the Diotima Centre, the International Rescue Committee Hellas (IRC) and Popaganda.
The Active citizens fund in Greece is supported through a € 13.5 m grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway as part of the EEA Grants 2014 -2021. The programme 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