raising awareness

Projects centred on enabling spaces of dialogue

Volunteering Fairs

2023’s giving season marked a premiere for HOM on volunteering and Christmas fairs as a way of spreading the word on human rights and also an opportunity to raise funds for upcoming projects.

Covilhã for Iran

Homage in partnership with Iranian activists and Portuguese associations on freedom and change in Iran, through messages from people on the heart of the protests.

Talks Without Borders


Criminalization of Humanitarian Work was the subject of a round table organized by HOM in partnership with Feira Solidária, from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon.

Miguel Duarte, Dulce Machado and João Antunes were our wonderful guests.

Let’s Talk Ukraine


Almost a month after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, journalist and activist Iryna Matviyishyn joined us for a conversation on her experience as a Ukranian citizen.

Around the World


This series on our blog and social media features political, social and economic issues from countries often times set aside on the news.

0 FUQs

What does it mean to be a refugee? How is the process of finding asylum? How can we help? These answers and more new object of discussion on an online conference with the collaboration of NGO Samos Volunteers and Solidarity Wheels.

Ulysses Syndrome


On Mental Health Day, October 10th 2021, dr. Abigail Ribeiro kindly featured on a web session on the Ulysses Syndrome, a stress condition that affects many displaced people.

Untangling the Afghan Conflict

These three conferences analysed the multiple consequences of Taliban’s ruling for divergent groups, elevating the voices of those now repressed by dictatorship. It featured speakers like Sharif, an Afghan from the Hazara ethnicity which is persecuted by the Taliban and Pashtuns, Bruno Neto, from a humanitarian organization, who witnessed the takeover of the Taliban, and Binazir Hosseini, a 17-year-old Afghan who is currently living in Greece.

World Refugee Day Memorial


On World Refugee Day, 20th of June 2021, cities and communities all around Europe joined together to remember the victims of the European asylum and migration policy. In Portugal, we joined Humans Before Borders (HuBB) in Porto and Lisbon: some of the names of all those whose lives were lost were read out loud and everybody who joined folded paper boats as a symbol of remembrance.

Warmer Winter



Collection of more than 60 bags and boxes with essentials that were delivered to the Portuguese Refugee Council in collaboration with Humans Before Borders (HuBB).

Workshops and talks


HOM organized and participated in over 20 workshops and talks at several institutions, including universities, basic and secondary schools, student associations, companies and a social inclusion centre. The majority counted with refugee guest speakers invited by HOM to be allowed to determine their representations and share their stories.