In English

Stoppa utvisningarna av afghanska ungdomar! 


"Stop the deportations of Afghan youth!" is an appeal that was published October 12, 2016. 

The website with the same name contains information for helpers and youth, texts written by them, facts, news and debate. 

The facebookgroup was meant for information and policy making. After a few months, Afghan youth themselves asked for membership, and their share grew quickly. After two years, the group had 21 000 members, of whom we estimate one third are Afghans. It has been very important for distribution of support and information to the youngsters. Many suicides have been prevented. 

The network has no board. Different and sometimes temporary groupings operate different activities. Several thousands of letters have been sent to politicians. Numerous articles, letters to editors etc. have been written. Members have participated in national and local manifestations.

During summer 2017, it was obvious that thousands of youngsters would stand without economic support and/or accommodation. To make it possible to collect money in a safe and transaparent way, the non-governmental organisation Stöttepelaren (the Supporting Pillar) was registered. 

During a workshop in January 2019, these decisions were taken:

  • Our first priority is to stop deportation to Afghanistan, with children and youngsters in focus.
  • We want the temporary law to be amended so that "other protective and aggravating circumstances" are reintroduced.


Contact
Ingrid Eckerman ingrid.eckerman@gmail.com  +46 70 55 73 193
Karin Fridell Anter  karinfa@explicator.se +46 707 694 017  


Cooperation with other networks


In March 2017, we participated in the Röda tråden march (the Red Thread), arranged by #Vi står inte ut (We cannot stand it). 

From August to October, 2017, the youth network Ung i Sverige (Young in Sweden) went on sit strike, supported by helpers' networks. 

On November 25, 2017, two years after the Prime Minister presented the new "temporary" asylum law, the network arranged the manifestation Flyktingarnas dag (the Refugees' Day), followed by a much appreciated party for youngsters and helpers.  

On October 4, 2018, the network arranged the international conference How safe is Afghanistan? and four days later the nationwide manifestation Sweden against deportations.

During the spring 2019, the network participated in the actions 17 000 blommor - 17 000 liv (17,000 flowers - 17,000 lives). On and before June 18, we demonstrated inside and outside the House of Parliament, against the extension of the "temporary law". 
In July 2019, Afghan families with children formed a network Liv utan gränser (Life without borders). They started a sit strike with support from Ung i Sverige as well as from helpers'  networks.  Several manifestations were arranged. The strike ended after the many manifestations around the opening of the Parliament in september. 

On November 20, 2019, the network Liv utan gränser arranged manifestations in many places, commemorating the Declaration of Children's Rights. On November 24, there were protest against the "contemporary law" nationwide. Read more! 

Background


In 2015, Sweden received 165,000 refugees, of whom 35,000 were unaccompanied minors. 25,500 had Afghan background.

More is to come.

Read more


Age assessments July 6, 2019

How many years does it take to clear out the unaccompanied youngsters from Sweden? June 25, 2019












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