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Migrants employed in the domestic work sector are essential workers in the COVID-19 response, due to the important roles they play in the care of children, sick, and dependent people.
April 28, 2021
18:00 – 19:00 GMT+3
Domestic Workers in Greece
Danai Angeli, Greek lawyer and Assistant Professor of international law at Bilkent University.
Migrants employed in the domestic work sector proved to be essential workers in the COVID-19 response of the past year, due to the important roles they play in the care of children, sick, and dependent people. However, recent testimonies of “live-ins” in Greek households reveal that they tend to be one of the groups most affected by the crisis, and in cases they face exploitation in such extent, that resembles of modern slavery.
During the past months Solomon talked to those women, and in March published a longform feature by our colleagues Corina Petridi and Kostas Koukoumakas, which tried to shed light on the impact of the pandemic on them. On this occasion, on our upcoming Q&A session we discuss with lawyer and researcher Danai Angeli; according to the journalists who worked for this piece, she has conducted the most comprehensive study to date on domestic workers and human trafficking in Greece.
We discuss the realities of unaccompanied children on the move and attempt to address the varying experiences of children migrating – both positive and negative.
Mourning is an inevitable experience that occurs following the loss of loved ones. Going through the bereavement process in a host society, refugees are faced with different challenges, very often without even being able to practice their funeral rites and rituals. Nikos Gkionakis, experienced psychologist and Head of Babel Day Center, offering mental health services to refugees in Athens, is our guest for this session.