The Azadi Project

Our Stories

Biba’s path to power

“All I am asking for is an equal and fair chance for everyone.”

Watch Biba’s story a single mother of five in Niger who wants a better future 

for the next generation.

Mahboubeh and the
power of food

Mahboubeh is a passionate chef who frequently makes headlines in Greece as an activist for women’s rights and as a cook for homeless people.

Farahnaz’s story

Meet Farahnaz who navigates her days between working as a caregiver, volunteering for other refugees, taking care of her family and studying on the side.

Fariba and her power to
keep pushing

Creating fashion, clothes and art from dinghys previously used to help refugees cross the Mediterranean.

Nargis’ goals

A Civil Engineering who also dream about becoming a journalist. She say
“I don’t want to be writer or Engineer, I want to be both of them.”

Nour’s force

A young Palestinian born in Lebanon, Nour is full of optimism “Everything will pass, because I am strong.” Since Azadi, Nour has started her own youtube channel.

Sakina’s path

Learn about Sakina’s path from Afghanistan, through Iran, Greece and Germany to become a lawyer.

Meet our heroes

Fariba, a doctor in
the making

Fariba studied medicine in Afghanistan and wants to become a doctor. Having experienced violence all her life, Fariba made her way to Greece with her younger brother. Although she continues to be exposed and retraumatized through violence in Moria camp, Fariba displays an amazing amount of resilience in the way that she takes care of her brother, and they way she wants to improve women’s rights, shedding light on refugees’ reality in camps as an Azadi filmmaker

Latifeh’s path to an education

Latifeh is the oldest of six siblings, and since they lost their father at a young age, she had to work in a rug factory to provide for the family when she was 6 years old. Having lived as a refugee in Iran, she never went to school but still dreams of being a physician. Latifeh is hoping to be finally able to go to school in Europe.

Marziah and the power of learning

Marziah says she “tasted the taste of being an immigrant from birth on” as she was born an Afghan refugee in Iran. Having always encountered barriers in every aspect of her life she dreams of being able to continue her education in Greece and become a teacher. Her biggest hope is her daughter, who she already shares her English lessons with.

Masume’s path to reunite a family

Masume is married to a loving husband and is a mother of three kids. Being born an Afghan refugee in Iran, she has continuously been fleeing violence in her origin family. Her hope is to be reunited with her mother in Europe and to create a life without violence for her kids.

Najma: photography and medicine

Najma is an Afghani teenager, born in Iran. Having lost her father early on she has been confronted with violence in Iran, on the route to Europe and in Moria. Najma loves photography and social media and wants to study in medical school.

Nilufer and her path forward

Nilufer fled Afghanistan on her own as she could not bear the amount of violence anymore.

Roghaye never gives up message


Roghaye is from Afghanistan and is a mother of three sons. She fled to Greece with two of her sons and her husband. Although she has experienced violence throughout her life, she says “I have never had and never will accept defeat.” Feeling finally safe in Europe, Roghaye wants to work as a journalist.

Saina’s future

Saina is Afghani but lived most of her life in Iran, as her family fled war. She is a great singer and learns to play the guitar. Although she has been out of school for a long time and now lives her teenage years in a refugee camp, Saina dreams of being a physician one day. Saina is full of hope for a safe future and says she “does not look back”.

Soghra and her power of listening

Soghra has lived in a war zone in Afghanistan and was forced to leave Afghanistan for her family to survive. She fled with her husband and daughter Saina, who is the couple’s last hope. Although Soghra herself is suffering from severe retraumatization in the camp, she has great listening skills and has become like a social worker for other women in the camp.

Zahra, an attorney in the making

Zahra is an Afghan woman, raised in Iran. She had just entered law school as the family decided to leave Iran and now lives in Greece with her parents and siblings. In Moria, she works as a social worker and advocate for women’s rights. Her dream is to become an attorney and she hopes to be able to finish her studies in Europe.