Alexandros Katsis

Greece

 Photography Category, 2nd Prize

Winning entry

The village of refugees growing their own food

Published in /on

Vice / 12 December, 2017

Next production funded by the Migration Media Award

Melissa is a network of migrant women in Greece, promoting empowerment, communication and active citizenship to migrant women in Greece. It has a special significance given that it was established by women and is addressed to women, highlighting the gender perspective of the refugee crisis. Women are a particularly vulnerable part of the refugee population, because they are often exposed to sexual violence, abuse and trafficking. The «Melissa» Network is for them a safe haven and a space of freedom where they can express themselves.