Athens, Greece Workshop

Azadi’s inaugural workshop in Multimedia Storytelling and Video Production took place in Athens from Sep 17 – 30, 2018. 

The first class of Azadi participants were seven extraordinary women from Afghanistan, Iran and Palestine.

Each participant had a unique story and passion. They worked during the entire workshop in teams and individually to produce their own video story. During sessions, they shared with each other their life stories and visions for their future. Each video is moving and very personal.


The participants acquired skills of scripting, filming, video editing and website designing – a 360-degree multimedia vision. After the workshop, Azadi has worked to connect the Azadi women with organizations for internships, advanced professional training and employment opportunities, facilitating their integration.

Program participants were trained in best practices for digital content producers. They learnt to engage with video, digital photography, audio recordings, and possess the tools and storytelling skills to produce, edit and post content online across all social media platforms.

For our inaugural workshop in Athens we partnered with the Melissa Network. Melissa is a network for migrant women in Greece, promoting empowerment, communication and active citizenship.

Upon completion of the two week-long workshop, participants received a certificate of completion, issued in partnership with The Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development (CCSDD) which is a joint collaboration between the School of Law of the University of Bologna and the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Bologna, Italy (SAIS Europe).