A Buon Diritto Onlus
University of Roma Tre, Law School
Human Rights Center, Ghent University
UNAR, MEDU (Medici per i diritti umani), Lunaria, ARCI, Centro Astalli, Città dell'Altra Economia, Croce Rossa Italiana, Gruppo Umana Solidarietà, CIR (Consiglio italiano rifugiati), Center for Advance Studies "Recht al Kultur" (Bonn).
The project consists of two points:
- improving a "legal aid for women migrants" service organised by A Buon Diritto Onlus and run by a group of asylum rights experts and social and intercultural mediators both in the Municipality XI and I and in the Ponte Galeria identification centre (Rome).
- Comparative research based on the case studies of the legal aid service in collaboration with the seminar “Donne e diritti” led by Dr. Angela Condello at University of Roma Tre Law School.
The main challenge is thematic: we aim at dealing in particular with human trafficking and women trafficking through the legal aid service and the research activity that we will develop thanks to Advocate Europe funding. We intend to offer help to women refugees in lodging appeals to the Territorial Commission after either having their application for international protection turned down by the commission or having been granted a kind of protection different to the one they expected.
We want to find political and normative solutions for problems concerning women migrants in the city of Rome, in Italy and in Europe thanks to the cooperation with international institutions such as the legal clinic of the Human Rights Center in Ghent.
A year from now we would like to have brought the cases inside the Italian Parliament thanks to our collaboration with the Human Rights Committee of the Senate.
We intend to start from both a field research (based on the cases collected through the legal aid helpdesk) and from studies of the literature in the field of women migrants trafficking (for example on the works of International Organization for Migration and of Befree, a very active association in the field). Starting from these two levels we then intend to intervene on the national leglislation that currently does not allow an efficient policy for what concerns the problems of women migrants. We will collect information and transmit it to the institutions thanks to our collaboration with the Human Rights Committee of the Italian Senate.
We are going to focus on the most debated phenomenon in contemporary Europe (refugee and migratory crisis) from a very specific perspective (women migrants). The project is also relevant for stakeholders not directly involved in the crisis, such as European citizens. The emergency is political and concerns every single individual (woman, child, migrant, EU citizen) currently living and working inside the EU.
Our idea is unconventional for two reasons. Firstly, we integrate a practical approach (legal aid helpdesk for migrant women) and a theoretical level (a seminar and a research carried on by our academic partners). Secondly, we intend to collect the case studies and bring them at an institutional level (first of all at the Human Rights Committee of the Senate) in order to find new solutions at a normative and institutional level.
Funding requested from Advocate Europe
- 2 legal operators: 27.000 - cultural mediators and interpreters: 15.000 - rent for the legal aid helpdesk: 2.000 - travels to the Ponte Galeria (CIE) helpdesk: 1.000 - public relations, comunication, dissemination: 3.000 - materials and general expenses: 2.000 - research and resarcher: 20.000