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September 21, 2021
Let's celebrate the World Gratitude Day together
Still I Rise

We would like to say a heartfelt "thank you" for your support! That is why we have come up with a special gift to celebrate World Gratitude Day together.
 

 

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September 16, 2021
Locked in and neglected: more human rights violations in the Samos hotspot
Press Office

With a new report, Still I Rise denounces the discrimination and mistreatment suffered by refugees and asylum seekers in Greece during the management of the COVID-19 emergency.

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August 11, 2021
Daraa is under attack
Advocacy

Daraa, in southern Syria, is under attack by regime forces.

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September 8, 2021
A year after the Moria fire: the EU and Greece must do better
Advocacy
August 9, 2021
Students first: Child Safeguarding and Protection department
Still I Rise

Education, protection and dignity: this is how we carry out Still I Rise's mission with children living in the world's most complex and sensitive social contexts. 

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August 1, 2021
Press Review - July 2021
Press Office

BBC, Rai Radio1, Ansa, Corriere della Sera, SBS Australia tra le testate che hanno parlato di Still I Rise nel mese di luglio

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June 23, 2021
A school for children working within the mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Press Office

Still I Rise will begin a new project in the southern region of Katanga

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June 23, 2021
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July 8, 2021
The line of life: in northwestern Syria life is hanging by a thread
Advocacy

The life of about 4 million people in northwestern Syria is in the hands of the UN Security Council that will decide on July 10 whether to keep open or shut the only border crossing point with Turkey, which allows humanitarian aids to enter the country: the line of life. What could happen?

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July 9, 2021
Through Our Eyes in northwestern Syria
Press Office

The "Through Our Eyes" photography project has arrived in Syria. The shots, taken by the students, show their daily lives without filters, with the tenderness and the poetry that children can find even in the hardest conditions. 

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July 1, 2021
Press Review - June 2021
Press Office

In June there were more than 60 publications about Still I Rise

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June 16, 2021
MORE THAN A REFUGEE. People before labels
Still I Rise

"More than a refugee" is an online event organised by Still I Rise for the World Refugee Day.

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May 17, 2021
Press review - May 2021
Press Office

Find out about some of the press coverage of May. 

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June 12, 2021
Education is the best answer to child labour
Still I Rise

On World Day Against Child Labour Still I Rise reaffirms the importance of education to fight the exploitation of young people.

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June 7, 2021
Kenya: an IB Diploma for vulnerable and refugee children
Press Office

Still I Rise International School is the first one in the world to offer the prestigious International Baccalaureate, free of charge, to the most vulnerable children. "Today, by becoming part of the IB system, we can say that we certainly are on the right track"

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May 27, 2021
Still I Rise at Biennale Architettura 2021
Still I Rise

Dal 22 maggio al 20 novembre Still I Rise sarà presente con un cortometraggio al Padiglione Italia della Biennale di Venezia. La protagonista del video è la "nostra" Monicahope, studentessa della scuola internazionale di Still I Rise in Kenya.

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May 25, 2021
Samos, Nicolò Govoni's trial for use of fireworks postponed
Press Office

The allegation refers to events that occurred the 6th of August, 2019 at a party at the Mazì education center. Still I Rise: “We have condemned the human rights violations on this island for years: the reasoning behind this trial is clearly groundless”. 

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May 19, 2021
A celebration in every classroom: Festivities for the end of Ramadam at Still I Rise schools
Still I Rise
May 17, 2021
Unaccompanied children at the gates of Europe. A report from Samos
Press Office

.Refugee Rights Europe and Still I Rise published a new report about the current situation of UAMs on the island of Samos, Greece

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May 10, 2021
Rassegna stampa - Aprile 2021
Press Office
May 3, 2021
San Marino approves law to welcome unaccompanied foreign minors from refugee camps
Press Office

The project will allow families and individuals residents of the Republic of San Marinoto take MSNA into custody, including those coming from the Greek islands.  Still I Rise has been involved with the project from the start.

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April 23, 2021
"Words from the soul". A project by Melidè Factory for Still I Rise
Still I Rise

Scopri la nuova linea Melidé dedicata a Still I Rise

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April 6, 2021
Still I Laugh. Una serata di comicità per Still I Rise
Still I Rise
April 6, 2021
Il lockdown in Kenya: still together!

Il 26 marzo il Kenya ha intensificato le misure a contrasto del Covid e tutte le lezioni in presenza sono state sospese. Racheal Wanjiru, preside dell'International School di Still I Rise a Nairobi, ci racconta gli effetti di questa decisione e le azioni intraprese dalla scuola per essere ancora al fianco dei nostri studenti.

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March 15, 2021
Ten Years of War in Syria
Still I Rise
March 9, 2021
All children have the right to go to school. Do not take that away from them!
Still I Rise

Open letter signed by 33 organizations in Greece

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March 8, 2021
Women's day: equality starts at the school desk
Press office

Worldwide, only 27% of refugee girls receive secondary education, but it is through the education of women that all of society can improve. Learn about Still I Rise's strategy for women's inclusion and empowerment.

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March 8, 2021
A Woman Who Leads with Grace and Resilience. Racheal Wanjiru, School Director in Kenya
Still I Rise

The School Director of the Still I Rise International School in Kenya talks about her connection with the students, and reminds us that we can face everyday obstacles with grace, courage, boldness and compassion.

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February 10, 2021
The daily routine at the International School in Kenya
Still I Rise

Still I Rise's International School in Kenya has celebrated its first month of activities and students have already found a place to feel at home. Find out how they spend their days!

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February 1, 2021
North West Syria: more than 67,000 people affected by floods
Press Office

Winter is a monster for people who live in IDP camps in North West Syria: the catastrophe is much bigger than what is reported”, says Abdulkafi Alhamdo, Syria Project Coordinator at Still I Rise.

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January 20, 2021
Syria: the small achievements that give strength
Still I Rise

The small, concrete results that don't make the headlines and don't appear in the newspapers are often the ones that give us the most strength to carry on our work in difficult contexts.

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December 10, 2020
Kenya: Still I Rise inaugurates the International School for refugee and disadvantaged children
Press Office

After five months of hard work in the field and not even three months since the launch of a major fundraising campaign, today the new Still I Rise International School for refugee and disadvantaged children in Nairobi, Kenya, is a reality.

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December 7, 2020
Through Our Eyes, the webseries: migration told by children
Press Office

Still I Rise launches the web-series "Through Our Eyes": a six-part documentary that restores the word of the witnesses of one of the most serious humanitarian crises of our time.

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December 2, 2020
Future as a Gift: The Still I Rise Christmas campaign

In the midst of the current challenges, this Christmas season Still I Rise launched the campaign "Future as a Gift” because we want to continue to offer local support to students in our schools in Greece, Turkey, Syria and Kenya. Discover the ways you can join us in helping to give voice to forgotten children.

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November 2, 2020
Through our eyes: living as children in a refugee camp
Press Office

The pictures taken by refugee minors in Samos hotspot have become a book, which will be presented online on November 5th together with Nicolò Govoni, Nicoletta Novara, and with the special participation of Pietro Bartolo

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October 31, 2020
Earthquake in Samos: massive damages to Mazì school
Press Office

The team of Still I Rise and the students are fortunately unharmed, but the building of Mazì school is severely damaged

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October 8, 2020
No more is no more. Stop trapping people in miserable conditions on the Greek islands
Press Office

What is happening a month after the fire in Moria, Lesvos.

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September 14, 2020
Fire Moria Camp: Call for urgent evacuation and radical change
Still I Rise

Still I Rise, Help Refugees, Lesvos Solidarity, Europe Must Act, Legal Centre Lesvos and Refugee Rights Europe have joined forces and launched a petition on Change.org. More than 300 organizations, MEPs and politicians from all Europe have signed as co-signatories.

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September 11, 2020
MORIA FIRES: European Governments must urgently relocate displaced individuals from Greece

Urgent Call to Action from Civil Society Organisations across Europe

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September 9, 2020
Fire in Lesvos: people with COVID-19 were also evacuated
Press Office

"The Greek and European authorities have ignored our warnings", complains Giulia Cicoli, Programs & Advocacy Director for Still I Rise

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August 29, 2020
Syria. the Ma'an opening
Press Office

On August 29th, Still I Rise is opening a new educational center in Ad Dana, in North-West Syria.

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August 4, 2020
Still I Rise inaugurates Ma'an, the educational center in Syria
Press Office

After months of work, Still I Rise inaugurates the new Ma'an educational center in north-west Syria. The two-story building has eight classrooms, four of which are intended for lessons, and a beautiful surrounding garden.

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July 31, 2020
Kenya: here is our school!

It was an intense and unrelenting search. Last month, our team in Kenya toured all over Nairobi to look for the right building to be our school for refugee children in Africa. Now we finally found it!

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July 29, 2020
The Samos News: the Mazì's newspaper

The writing class partnered with the photography course to create The Samos News, a school newspaper that tells the stories and experiences of Mazí students both inside our center and in the greater city of Vathy. 

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June 25, 2020
Joint statement on the extension of restrictive measures for asylum-seekers

Open letter signed by 44 organisations

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June 22, 2020
20th June - World Refugee Day - the right to have rights

All over the world, there are over 70 million people fleeing from wars, hunger, persecution and violence. This already appalling number is constantly increasing. Women, men and children are forced to leave their homes to seek safety, hoping for a better life.

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September 23, 2021
FAREBENE21: Incontra Nicolò Govoni e cambia le regole del gioco
Still I Rise

FAREBENE21: il progetto per incontrare Nicolò Govoni e le sue parole per diventare - insieme alla tua classe - Cittadini Attivi. 

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September 21, 2021
Students first: Child Safeguarding and Protection department
Still I Rise

Education, protection and dignity: this is how we carry out Still I Rise's mission with children living in the world's most complex and sensitive social contexts. 

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June 8, 2020
Nicolò Govoni receives the CIDU Award assigned by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Press office

"In consideration of his awareness-raising activities on refugees and migrants", Nicolò Govoni, President of Still I Rise, is among the seven recipients of the CIDU Award for Human Rights awarded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

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May 26, 2020
COVID-19 – our support to the most vulnerable

The coronavirus outbreak is affecting the entire world with over 5 million people affected and 340,000 victims at the global level, according to recent WHO data. When the pandemic broke out in Europe, hitting Italy first and undermining its health and economic systems, we decided to find ways to give our contribution for the most vulnerable affected by this emergency. Here, all the initiatives we launched in Italy, our headquarter, as well as in the other countries where Still I Rise operates.

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May 1, 2020
Still I Rise launches its first program in Syria
Giulia Cicoli, Programs Director

We can’t even believe it ourselves, but we are starting plans to hopefully open a youth center in Syria soon!

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April 30, 2020
Urgently assist Greece in evacuating the 38,700 people living in the camps of the Aegean Islands
Press Office

Open Letter to European Commission after the fires in Samos last April 26th and 27th

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April 29, 2020
Advocacy | ECHR grants the interim measures for 7 UAMs from Samos hotspot
Press Office

The Greek government is to immediately transfer 7 unaccompanied minors to safer accommodations: another outcome achieved by Still I Rise for children rights in Samos

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April 20, 2020
“TOGETHER” AND “LIBERI DI IMPARARE”: STILL I RISE E-LEARNING
Press office

Still I Rise presents two e-learning projects: Together, the e-learning platform designed not only for refugee minors but for all students from all around the world, and Liberi di Imparare (Free to Learn), the educational project created with Italian educators and students in mind.

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March 25, 2020
Nominate the hospital staff of the world for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize
Still I Rise Press Office

The petition launched by Still I Rise NGO on Change.org has already reached over 50,000 signatures in a few days. The purpose of the petition is to ask the Nobel Prize Committee to exceptionally welcome the nomination of health personnel from all over the world for the Nobel Peace Prize 2020. 

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March 25, 2020
Protect the most vulnerable to ensure protection for everyone - Open Letter
Still I Rise Press Office

'Restore legality to protect refugees and the society at large amidst the pandemic'

Open letter signed by 121 Organizations

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March 17, 2020
Still I Rise opens "Beraber" in Turkey: it will become the first International School for refugee children
Still I Rise Press Office

Still I Rise inaugurates the second educational center for adolescent refugees from the ages of 10 to 17 in Gaziantep, Turkey. In September of 2020 it will be transformed into the first international school for refugee children in the world.

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March 11, 2020
Let's come together and become the angels of the forgotten hospitals!
Still I Rise

Join us in our fundraising effort and support Italy's smaller hospitals.

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March 6, 2020
Protect our laws and humanity - Open letter
Still I Rise Press Office

The 256 undersigned organisations are deeply concerned about recent developments at the Evros border and the Aegean islands where people are stranded at the borders of Europe, instrumentalized for political purposes, and subject to violations of their rights.

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February 14, 2020
Nicolò Govoni nominated for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize
Still I Rise Press Office

Nicolò Govoni, president and co-founder of Still I Rise NGO, has been nominated for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize: the proposal comes from the Republic of San Marino by the voice of Sara Conti, member of the Great and General Council.

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December 24, 2019
Samos Hotspot: ECtHR grants interim measures demand for five unaccompanied minors
Still I Rise Press Office

The European Court of Human Rights granted interim measures to safeguard the physical and psychological integrity of five unaccompanied minor refugees on the island of Samos, Greece, following the case presented by the legal section of Greek Council for Refugees (GRC), with the support of ASGI, Still I Rise and Médicins Sans Frontières. 

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October 15, 2019
Fire in the Samos hotspot: foretold tragedy, collapsing situation
Still I Rise Press Office

No death in the terrible fire raged yesterday evening, October 14 around 10 pm, at the reception center on the island of Samos, Greece, a fire which forced evacuation of about 6 thousand refugees.

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September 17, 2019
Lawsuit by Still I Rise reaches the European Parliament
Still I Rise Press Office

The criminal complaint launched by Still I Rise against the management of the RIC (Reception and Identification Centre) in Samos, Greece, has reached the European Parliament with two Parliamentary Questions requiring a written answer.

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