Migration Media Award: Second Place, Online Category English
Authors: Chantal Da Silva and Janice Dickson
Media: The Independent, UK
Date of Publication: 12 September, 2017
Title: Migrant Women Help Female Refugees Build New Lives in Athens
Short summary: Despite Greece being host to tens of thousands of refugees, there are few programs in the country’s capital geared specifically towards supporting women. That’s why the Melissa Network has emerged as a vital resource, helping women learn the local language, obtain new skills and even fight for their rights in court.
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Tucked away on a busy street in the heart of Athens, the door to the Melissa Network is always open. Today the women’s refuge is buzzing with activity. Recently arrived refugee women are being taught how to code, speak Greek, develop leadership skills – and even how to decipher fake news.
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