Fatema Rasoli stand on a mountain top with arms streched out.

Running the Human Race

I run and run. Kilometre after kilometre. Higher and higher up the mountains. Top after top. Maybe in a desperate attempt to escape from memories that I have tried to suppress these last years. Memories that are coming back when seeing Talibans on the streets of Kabul and Afghanistan. I was born under Taliban rule, …

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Mahmood being interview by Yle, Finnish news.

Housing-project Work Against the Clock as Reception Centers Close

Six weeks from now Nihtisilla refugee reception centre in Espoo, Finland will close down. Several refugee reception centres in Finland have already ceased to exist due to decreasing numbers of asylum seekers.   The decision has created distress among the asylum seekers, many of whom have lived at Nihtisilla for five years. A significant number …

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The Value of Gender Equality

The migration challenges of gender relations and equality was the topic of A World of Neighbours zoomcast in March. In the panel was Ingrid Jerve Ramsøy, a social anthropologist with a PhD in International Migration and Ethnic Relations from Malmö University, Sweden and Anna Wilczyńska,  a specialist in Arabic and founder of SalamLab, Poland. https://vimeo.com/526575269 …

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“To Do What I Do Better!”

Today the second cohort of the growing AWON Practitioners Network held its first meeting. This time the group is made up by 10 practitioners working in Hungary, Slovakia, Sweden, UK, Ireland, and Germany. Their field of expertise and engagement stretches from providing legal aid, psychological empowerment, support for young and employment opportunities to new refugees …

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