Za’atar NGO was honored to once again take part in the Raise Your Voice Festival this year, which took place online on April 23rd and 24th. As a key-note speaker, Aude Sathoud, our Education Coordinator, joined the discussion in a panel titled “Human Trafficking and the Day After : Integration”.
Along with workers from other organizations – Human Rights 360, Threads of Hope, Odyssea, Organization Earth, and Damaris House, they reflected on the different dimensions of the process of integration of asylum-seeking and refugee people, the challenges arising with the pandemic and sanitary restrictions as well as the importance of a holistic approach, collaboration between actors and involvement of the whole society in the support of asylum-seekers and refugees and the fight against human trafficking.
Emphasizing the necessity of defining integration, understanding it in its whole and complexity, organizations’ leader, manager, lawyer or social worker – among others shared experiences and stories illustrating both the hardships and victories of asylum-seeking and refugee people and families’ journeys.
As challenging and uncomfortable the integration process and support of human trafficking survivors, asylum-seekers and refugees can be, they, as much as the hearing of and listening to their voices and bodies, are a matter of democracy.
Did you miss the panel ? Watch its recording here !