In the fifth year of the so-called ‘refugee crisis’, there are still 60,000 refugees – more than half of them women and children – waiting for reunification or final asylum approval in Greece. Yet, there are almost no facilities or programs at camps that help them constructively use their time of waiting or actively prevent their risk of exposure to traffickers, smuggling networks and prostitution
DIGITAL – ECONOMY SKILLS
Enhanced understanding of digital technology and creative communication skills that facilitate their participation in digital and global economy and impact their livelihood.
Azadi connects its participants to professional mentors, organizations for internships and helps them enroll in vocational programs.
Azadi also contributes to the personal development of our participants. Years of unimaginable changes and trauma have a high personal cost, and through sessions in creative and critical thinking, Azadi helps refugee women use their emotional intelligence and experiences to develop attitude and aptitude for smoother integration.
SOCIAL COHESION AND INTEGRATION
Azadi is able to bring together refugees and other members of the local communities, creating a space for all to coexist and exchange knowledge.
In our workshops special dialogue sessions are held where participants are given an opportunity to have a direct conversation with representatives of government authorities and organizations like UNHCR to raise their concerns and advocate for other refugee women as well.
Azadi nurtures entrepreneurial potential of refugee women to improve their socio-economic decisions and enable professional career paths.
TRANSFORMING THE NARRATIVE
Participants demonstrate through their own stories and skills that refugees can be an asset to the community. Their positive stories trigger conversations changing the negative perceptions around refugees and displaced people.
A COMMUNITY OF EMPOWERED WOMEN
Azadi participants form a community of their own – as digitally empowered refugee women. Also, as the focal point of their families and surroundings, we encourage our women participants to take the lead in their communities