How to identify the needs of refugees victims of torture?

Time for Needs, a project with the objective of contributing to the identification of special needs of victims of torture and/or serious violence, came to a conclusion with a conference on 28 September 2017 in Brussels, aimed at disseminating project findings. During the conference the project’s final report, that includes a questionnaire assessing the procedural, reception, health and social needs of victims of torture and/or serious violence, was launched. During this conference presentations from the project partners and representatives from … read more

Join our youth project on refugee & migrant integration! #YouthNotStatus

Are you aged between 18 and 30 (or thereabouts!)? Would you like to have your say on refugee and migrant integration? Are you curious about how refugee and migrant youth experience Malta? On Wednesday we’re launching your ERASMUS+ project Youth, Not Status, through which we’ll be exploring integration from a youth perspective. As its title implies, the project is not interested in the participants’ statuses, but wants to focus on their age and how this shapes their world views. Youth, … read more

YOUTH, NOT STATUS: Erasmus+ project

TO DISCOVER DIFFERENT WAYS OF ACTING AND BEING INVOLVED IN THE PROMOTION OF A MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY JULY 2017– MAY 2018   Call for applications Funded by Erasmus +, Youth, Not Status is the new project of aditus foundation. Youth Not Status aims to bring together young Europeans and young refugee/migrants to include them in conversations about human rights. Youth, Not Status is comprised of a series of workshops focusing on the social inclusion of refugee and migrant youth in Malta. … read more

“Do I have a right to justice?” Improving access to legal assistance in Malta

The final event of the ATLAS project, held on the 28th April, 2017, provided speakers and participants alike the opportunity to discuss the issues relating to improving access to legal assistance in Malta. Minister Helena Dalli, in her opening address, explained that legal aid is essential in order for individuals to have access to an effective remedy and that the current means threshold is effectively barring the majority from receiving such legal aid even in situations of abuse such as domestic violence. Mr. Tamietti, … read more

Tools for identifying the needs of refugees survivors of torture

It is generally estimated that between 5 and 35% of asylum seekers are torture survivors. Post Traumatic Stress Disorders can range from 20-40%, while depression rates can vary from 30-70% of refugee population. In our work with refugees we often come across persons who have gone through terrible experiences, either at home or along their escape journey: torture, detention, rape, and other forms of physical or psychological violence. These harrowing experiences exacerbate the pain felt by refugees as they are … read more