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30 Mar
Protect the most vulnerable to ensure protection for everyone!

‘Restore legality to protect refugees and the society at large amidst the pandemic’. Open letter signed by 121 Organizations: To The President of Greece,KaterinaSakellaropoulou The President of the Hellenic Parliament, Constantine An. Tassoulas The Prime Minister of Greece, KyriakosMitsotakis The President of the European Parliament,DavidSassoli The President of the European Council,CharlesMichel The President of the...

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17 Mar
Join Open Letter: Children Remain Invisible

TO THE GREEK PRIME MINISTER, KYRIAKOSMITSOTAKIS MINISTER OF MIGRATION AND ASYLUM, NOTIS MITARAKIS ALTERNATE MINISTER OF MIGRATION, GEORGE KOUMOUTSAKOS SPECIAL SECRETARY FOR THE PROTECTION OF UNACCOMPANIED MINORS, IRINI AGAPIDAKI PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, DAVID SASSOLI PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL, CHARLES MICHEL PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION, URSULA VON DER LEYEN Athens, 16 March...

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6 Mar
Protect our laws and humanity! Open Letter by 119 organizations

To: Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, KyriakosMitsotakis President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli President of the European Council, Charles Michel President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen     Athens, 6 March 2020 – The undersigned organisationsare deeply concerned about recent developments at the Evros border and the Aegean islands where...

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5 Mar
Press Release: Serious concern over attacks against refugees and humanitarian workers

Athens, 5.03.2020 –The Racist Violence Recording Network (RVRN) strongly condemns the recent incidents targeting refugees, asylumseekers, and humanitarian workers on the Greek Aegean islands and atEvros. In recent days, the member organizations of the RVRNwitness numerous and escalatingxenophobic and racistincidents,by groups of some locals against newly arrived refugees and migrants, as well as attacks against...

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21 Jan
Open letter to Mr NotisMitarakis Minister on Migration and Asylum

Athens, 21 January 2020 Dear Minister, With this letter, the below signatory humanitarian, human rights and protection organizations would like to congratulate you on taking up your new post as Minister on Migration and Asylum and wish you every success in your term. We would also like to welcome your intention to establish an EU...

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20 Dec
Press Release | New research report: “Accessibility and Barriers to gender-based violence (GBV) services”

The Centre “Diotima” is launching a new research report:  “Accessibility and Barriers to gender-based violence (GBV) services.”

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3 Dec
PUBLIC STATEMEN: NGOs urge UN High Commissioner for Refugees to act on refugee rights

NGOs urge UN High Commissioner for Refugees to act on refugee rights during Greece visit 28 November 2019 –Yesterday, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, visited the Reception and Identification Centre in Moria – Lesvos to witness first-hand the human cost of flawed migration policies which have stranded over 39, 000 people in overcrowded,...

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30 Sep
Greek, EU authorities urged to break ‘vicious cycle’ of overcrowded asylum-seeker hotspots

For the third year in a row, vulnerable asylum seekers – including thousands of children –aretrapped on the Greek islands of the eastern Aegean, enduring inhumane conditionsin overcrowded hotspots. Although the Greek government is moving many people to the mainland, 12 humanitarian organisations are calling for an end to this vicious cycle. The organisationsurge the...

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8 Jan
Greece, EU: Move Asylum Seekers to Safety

(Athens) – The Greek government and its European Union partners should urgently ensure that all asylum seekers on the Aegean islands are transferred to suitable accommodation on the mainland or relocated to other EU countries as winter approaches, 20 human rights and other organizations said today. Despite the Greek government’s recent efforts to transfer asylum seekers...

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13 Sep
Conditions at Moria refugee camp are “shameful”

Moria, the first reception centre on the Greek island of Lesvos, recently described in a BBC report as "the worst refugee camp in the world," is currently hosting almost three times its capacity.

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16 Mar
New SGBV case management team at Thessaloniki’s urban area

The Center for Research on Women’s Issues – Diotima, is a nonprofit, non governmental women’s organization. It was established in the late 1980s aiming at systemically highlighting discriminations against women on all levels of social, political and economic life. Our main goals are: To act as a point of reference for women through a plethora...

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23 Feb
Lecture for the precarious housing of refugees in Italy

Italy: one of the main refugees’ frontline in Europe. From an adventurous landing in to precarious housing. Tuesday 27 February 2018 6pm @ French School of Athens, 6 Didotou street, Athens, Greece École française d’Athènes Speaker: Silvia Mugnano Discussant: Thomas Maloutas The international migration inflow to Italy is relatively recent phenomenon, dating back to early 1990....

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9 Feb
Visit to the Diachronic Museum for refugee women residing in Larissa Camp

On Friday February 2nd, in the framework of awareness and social integration of the refugees living in the open structure for refugees of Thessaly in Koutsohero, Larissa, a visit of cultural interest by a group of refugee women took place in the “Diachronic Museum” of Larissa. The visit was organized by the Municipality of Larissa...

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6 Feb
Joint briefing paper: A stocktaking of the situation for refugee women and girls

Since 2015, more than one million asylum seekers have arrived to Greece in search of refuge in Europe [1]; and 34% of asylum applicants have been women and girls [2]. Their situation in Greece grew increasingly precarious in March 2016, when they found themselves stranded as a result of closed borders along the Western Balkan route...

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8 Oct
Feminisms In crisis: An open discussion

An open discussion to address the relationship of multiple–declared and undeclared–crises to the political, intellectual, and experiential project of feminism; or, more accurately, of feminisms–since they are plural, heterogeneous, and internally contested. How might we envision a feminist response to intersecting crises? Is there a crisis within “feminism” or among “feminisms”? Featuring interventions by :...