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


Youth, Not Status gathered 30 youth for its I training course weekend

On Saturday 30 September and Sunday 1 October 2017, we held the first training course weekend of our project Youth, Not Status. 30 young people living in Malta, coming from different backgrounds and nationalities. Students, youth leaders, social workers and various trainers, gathered for 2 days at the Archbishop’s Seminary in Rabat. The training course weekend was an opportunity for our participants to create a platform to exchange experiences, practices and methods for young people and youth organizations on how … read more


Awareness Campus – aditus at a training in Italy

From 3rd to 16th July 2017, Teatro Stabile di Torino and Banca San Paolo with the support of the Regione Piemonte organised the Training Awareness Campus in Moncalieri, Turin, Italy, addressed to actors, cultural mediators, animators, dancers, social workers, doctors, psychologists, physiotherapists, trainers, gymnasts, singers and students, aimed at the consolidation of a group for conducting theatrical practices for the care of the person and in particular for the migrants. Being also a Drama Trainer and Artistic Project Manager of … 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


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