This programme has as objective to help and protect vulnerable refugee and asylum-seeking women. This specific group has to face multiple adversities and disadvantages as result of race and gender inequalities; they are more likely to be victims of hate crimes and violence against women. Simultaneously, they are less likely to know about their rights and national institutions that may provide them help. Many of these women have no enough financial resources to keep up on living.
In 1997, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 26 June to be the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. This is a day in which citizens, civil society organisations and decision makers can come together to support past and present victims of torture, promoting the effective use of the conventions created to prevent and protect those vulnerable to it.
As you might have heard, a new initiative for young people has been launched under the name #DiscoverEU and the application is closing soon.
What is DiscoverEU?
DiscoverEU is an initiative of the European Commission allowing around 15,000 young people to receive a free Interrail pass for this summer.