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PIAM ONLUS LOOKING FOR ANTI-SLAVERY NGOs IN INDIA.

On March 29 we were contacted by a young Nigerian woman who is currently in Delhi, India. Through a voice message lasting a couple of minutes, the woman told us that she had been deceived with the promise of a job as a seamstress, but on her arrival in Delhi the exploiters confiscated her passport […]

The weakest link of migrations: women.

Human Rights Festival Saturday 25th November, Milan The human rights festival, with the collaboration of ”WeWorld onlus” within the range of the 8th edition of the ”WeWorld” festival dedicated to women rights, organizes, on Saturday 25th of November in Milan, at the UniCredit pavilion the debate ”The weakest link of migration: women”. With the intervention […]

Polentoni and Terroni.

Polentoni (people who eat a lot of polenta, disparaging for Norther Italians) and terroni (farmers, disparaging for Southern Italians). These classical epithets for  an Italy divided in two parts from ancestral prejudices are difficult to explain. And them, at the bottom, care little for know the meaning. They arrived from Gambia, Mali and Nigeria, are […]

‘I Was Full of Shame:’ One Woman’s Story of Being Trafficked to Italy.

Last year, the number of women making the journey from Nigeria to Italy, via Libya, was almost double that of the year before. But in their attempt to escape crippling poverty, the women end up caught in trafficking rings, abused and exploited. ASTI, ITALY – As she sat in the rubber boat that was taking […]

Terre di Monale and Villa Quaglina.

History, objectives and results of two projects able to connect tradition and social sustainability. Villa Quaglina is the ex Priesthood Oblati of San Giuseppe in Asti. A beautiful last century villa immersed in the greenery, with a farmhouse and a six hectares park of cultivable land, no used for years. In 2014, CO.AL.A. Consortium and […]

The Widespread Hosting Project: a focus.

Targets, history and numbers. The widespread hosting starts in April 2014 following the arrival of hundreds of refugees in the area of Asti. Due to the lack of places available to reception, citizenship and the foreigners’ associations present in the city have been envolved to accommodate refugees in their homes. The response was immediately significant, especially by […]

Widespread reception: A model that makes school.

Piam, an onlus from Asti, has been the first in Italy to experience the inclusion of migrants in a family. Now examples of distribution in small groups, across different municipalities whit the support of  associations, has increased. From Genoa to Arezzo, from Vicenza to Milan. “The widespread reception is a good result model, but just […]

Piam and the receiving refugees. The operational model.

On May 20th 2015, the Asti edition of the newspaper La Stampa reports: “There are landslides, but no money.” This situation poses a serious threat to the security of our territories and our road. It takes a step forward, it is necessary to retrieve confidence in reciprocal mutuality, to optimize costs and resources for a […]

Maiz Ottofile (Ottofile Corn)

The Ottofile maze, a product from The Piedmont, almost extinguished as a consequence of the WWII, is an example of an important cultural cooperation that had obvious consequences on the food system. The collaboration between Italian and African refugees agricultors, in Villa Quaglina, a refugee camps in the outskirt of Asti, they have obtain the […]

Practical proposals to an efficient reception system – part two.

Role and awareness of the team in the management of reception routes for women seeking asylum-victims of trafficking. Every asylum seeker woman victim of human trafficking represents for the Nigerian mafia an investment of about 35.000 EUR. On this budget, a network of human smugglers planned his business and they have implemented a formidable transnational, […]

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PIAM ONLUS LOOKING FOR ANTI-SLAVERY NGOs IN INDIA.

On March 29 we were contacted by a young Nigerian woman who is currently in Delhi, India. Through a voice message lasting a couple of...

The weakest link of migrations: women.

Human Rights Festival Saturday 25th November, Milan The human rights festival, with the collaboration of ''WeWorld onlus'' within the range of the 8th edition of the...

Polentoni and Terroni.

Polentoni (people who eat a lot of polenta, disparaging for Norther Italians) and terroni (farmers, disparaging for Southern Italians). These classical epithets for  an...

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