Raising voices, building spaces – Za’atar NGO was part of the 2021 Edition of the Raise Your Voice Festival

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 !

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