Aiding smuggling, facilitating clandestine movement, criminal organization and espionage. These are the charges against three volunteers in Lesvos and accusations against an NGO rescue ship—both tales of individuals and civil society filling the gaps that the state has not been able to provide.
Who are we excluding when advocating for refugees rights? In a blog post for WESTT, Women’s Eco-Nomic and Social Think Tank, I look at how perceptions of migrants impacts policy. The case study is on Afghan asylum seekers in Greece, but this is also relevant to child detention in the US & migration policy debates in the EU
Police in Brussels, Belgium, prevented a group of Kurdish protesters from marching near the city center, March 10, 2018. Brussels’ Kurdish community has held demonstrations against Turkey’s military operations in Afrin, Syria. In January, Turkey began an offensive against the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), which Ankara considers a terror organization. The Kurds deny they are a terror group.
VOA News | December 19, 2017 by Niki Papadogiannakis WASHINGTON — Artist Carlos Carmonamedina is curious about his surroundings. Since growing up in Mexico, traveling around to Europe for school, he’s […]
VOA News | September 22, 2017 by Niki Papadogiannakis WASHINGTON — Kayra Martinez took calligraphy paper and pens into refugee tents in Greece last year. “That was the first time I […]
VOA News | January 17, 2017 by Niki Papadogiannakis A record 800 congregations have opened their doors to serve as sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants and other vulnerable populations, doubling from about 400 […]
VOA News | October 24, 2016 by Niki Papadogiannakis Calling human trafficking a “multibillion dollar criminal enterprise,” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday reaffirmed a focus on providing victim- […]