Foto: Joachim E. Röttgers
Our cooperation partners:
just human is a member of:
ILGA – International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association
Cooperation with Safe Place International in Greece
To support LSBTTIQ refugees and refugee women and children, just human has been cooperating with Safe Place International (SPI) since the beginning of June 2019. SPI offers LGBTTIQ refugees in Athens safe accommodation, advice and help in finding accommodation and work for 6 to 12 months, but cannot offer any longer-term assistance. just human will now step in if individual refugees need further transitional support afterwards.
Information on the legal situation of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals, Transgender * worldwide exists here.
just human visits Safe Place International – Cooperation is being expanded
From October 14 to 20, 2019, Katja Walterscheid and Elka Edelkott, members of the board of just human, were in Athens to get to know the services of Safe Place International in Athens and to plan further cooperation. The request to support a young man for a few months, who is without a cashcard and therefore without own funds, was immediately accepted by just human. Until June 2020, just human was able to promise support to 12 LSBTTIQ refugees for one or more months. Donations under the donation purpose “LSBTTIQ Refugees” make this help possible.
Visit to Lesvos in February 2020
From 5 to 8 February 2020 Elka Edelkott was from just human on Lesbos. She visited the shelter for women of the partner organisation Safe Place International and spoke with representatives* of other NGOs. The situation in the refugee camps was catastrophic. Not only because the pouring rain softened the paths during the visit, because it was cold and blankets were missing, because asylum procedures drag on and people have to stay in the camps for months. What was particularly shocking were the reports of violence, the defencelessness of many women and the defencelessness of many unaccompanied minors in the camps.
Cooperation with the Starfish Foundation on Lesbos
During the visit to Lesbos in February 2020, the cooperation with the Starfish Foundation was established. Since April 2020, this cooperation has made it possible, for example, to distribute self-made protective masks in Moria. Donations for the daily collection, washing and redistribution of the clean masks are passed on 100% to the Starfish Foundation.