RI-TRATTI Festival: from oneself for the others

@ International Women’s House,

Palazzo del Buon Pastore, Via della Lungara 19, 00165 – Rome

23-24 September 2021

On 23 and 24 September 2021, the International Women’s House in Rome will host the RI-TRATTI Festival: from oneself for the others. The Festival will celebrate the courage and experience of the protagonists of HEAL project focusing on fanzines as an engine of discussion on the global phenomenon of human trafficking, insisting on the need to improve services for psychological support and labour inclusion of women, so that they can orient themselves and plan their future. 

A two-day festival, curated by Libera contro le mafie and CESIE, for a full immersion between vulnerability and psychology, support and inclusion, migration and human trafficking in which the fanzines become a communicative bridge and a more intimate expression of the personalities of the authors.

The registration for the event is closed now. You can follow the conference on 24 September on HEAL Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HEALprojectEU)

23 September 2021


10:00 – 14:00 Summer School “RI-TRATTI experiences” (by invitation only)
16:30 – 18:00 Fanzines workshop curated by Marianna Giulianna (Art Expert from CESIE)
18:00 – 19:30 Opening of Fanzines exhibition

24 September 2021


09:30 – 13:00

Conference “European commitment for psychological support and employment of women survivors of trafficking”

*Conference moderated by Rosanna Picoco (Memory Department of Libera. Associazioni, nomi e numeri contro le mafie)

09:30 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome by Maura Cossutta (President of International Women’s House) and Giulia Baruzzo and Monica Usai ( Libera contro le mafie)
10:10 – 10:20 Opening by Diane Schmitt (EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, at European Commission)
10:20 – 10:35   Relationship between specialist and general services in protecting victims: the Dafne network by Fabrizio Giorcelli (lawyer, Gruppo Abele / Rete Dafne)

10:35 – 10:50


Access to justice for victims of trafficking by Ilaria Boiano (lawyer, Differenza Donna)

10:50 – 11:50


Policies and Support initiatives for women VoTs across Europe and in Italy, Spain, Greece and Romania

  • Introduction to HEAL Recovery and Integration programme for women survivors of trafficking by Ruta Grigaliunaite (project manager at CESIE, Italy)
  • Comprehensive Empowerment programme in Spain by Laura Sales, (Head of the Knowledge and Advocacy Department of Fundaciò SURT, Spain)
  • ADPARE space for women survivors of trafficking in Romania by Gina Stoian (President of ADPARE, Romania)
  • Support provision to survivors in Greece by Stefania Toufexi (social worker at A21, Greece)
  • Social Cooperative APEIRON experiences in labour inclusion of vulnerable groups by Statia Papadimitra (psychotherapist, Board member of APEIRON cooperative, Italy)
11:50 – 12:10 Coffee break
12:10 – 12:30 Psychological support to women VoTs, ethno-psychology and fanzines by Maria Chiara Monti (ethno psychiatrist and Founder of Centro PENC)
12:30 – 13:00 The Practice of Labour Market Integration by Valentina Fiore (CEO of Consorzio Libera Terra Mediterraneo / Board of Libera contro le mafie)
13:00 Closing remarks
17:00 – 18:30

RI-TRATTI Festival: da sé per le altre. Open discussion with:


To attend this Festival you need the COVID-19 Green Certificate, the free document in digital and printable format that makes it easier to attend public events in Italy.

Further information here.

For more information

More information coming soon. 

For any questions, contact Ruta Grigaliunaite or International office of Libera contro le mafie.


RI-TRATTI Festival is organised as a part of HEAL project – enHancing rEcovery and integrAtion through networking, empLoyment training and psychological support for women victims of trafficking (2019-2021), funded by the AMIF program and coordinated by CESIE in partnership with Libera contro le mafie (IT), SURT (ES), KMOP (GR), PATRIR (RO).