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Dreaming of a world where no woman is subjected to violence
Inam Alghoul came to Sweden as a refugee three and a half years ago. She is now nominated for the TTELA Integration Prize 2019 for her passionate commitment to women and the Group of Strong Women Network.

Sofie creates meaningful everyday life for asylum seekers and new arrivals

Sofie Gålbom's first job after graduation became exactly what she dreamed of. As a organizational developer at Support Group Network in Vänersborg, she works to ensure that asylum seekers and new arrivals arrive at a meaningful start to their new future. - Here I can make a difference for people who are in a tough life situation, says Sofie.

Think tank will provide new perspectives in the work to develop a regional development strategy by 2030

Members from the left: Kristina Grange, Anna Graaf, Adnan Abdul Ghani, Bo Norrman and Lars-Göran Rosengren ... sustainability in both architecture and community building, including its social aspects. Adnan Abdul Ghani

New center to promote integration

The new pilot project - Intercultural Center in Vänersborg is inaugurated. In Vänersborg, there is now the center that wants to strengthen the ties between all the residents of the municipality.

From Vänersborg out to the world

Integration is a major challenge. An initiative that started at Restad farm should be highlighted as a good example of forward-looking commitment.

Can culture be a Sanctuary and refuge?

Arriving to a new country, having survived, in many cases a horrendous past and long journey with great hopes and energy for the future but faced with a new culture, language and with the absence of intersectoral welcoming strategy confronts all refugees and newcomers with a lot of challenges.

The driving forces of asylum seekers are utilized

Integration must begin the first day the asylum seeker arrives, says Adnan Abdul Ghani, who is one of the ... asylum process that often means long waiting - for months or years. Soon the light goes out in their eyes, says Adnan ... to his country of origin with greater competence and a foundation to build upon, says Adnan.