Who we are

Giosef Torino is a Social Promotion Association which promotes social inclusion and anti-discrimination on an intersectional level, throughout Non Formal Education on Human Rights, intercultural learning and Euro-Mediterranean mobility. The association supports the cultural and social education as well as the international mobility of youths to promote the active citizenship. On this purpose it promotes Non Formal Education programs on local and international levels.

MARTI – MAke it Relevant: Tools for Intersectionality

The project MARTI continues its path and cross the one of Intersezionale, a young and new experience of information that is placed in the cultural and political battle favoring the interconnection and mutual influence of transfemminism, of environmentalism, anti-racism, anti-capitalism and many other issues.

A few days ago was published on their channels the interview of Carmen Ferrara (activist in Antinoo Arcigay Naples and researcher associated with Genpol - Gender & Policy Insights.

Carmen interviewed our president Annamaria Simeone, Federica Milano and Mary Shaheen, all involved in the Marti project together with their related associations. (Euroaccion Murcia, New Generation Palestine as well as Yes – Youth Exchange Service that forms the entire project partnership). In this interview they talk about how the project was born and how it is necessary to apply an intersectional approach within Youthwork, especially in a context rich in nuances such as the Euro-Mediterranean area.

The partnership with New Generation Palestine is certainly important, as Carmen writes: "without the perspective of the Palestinian people who today live a dramatic and intersectional form of oppression caused by Israeli occupation, colonialism and aparthaid". In fact, looking at the Palestinian context using the lenses of intersectionality makes more evident the inequalities and injustices that the Palestinian people suffer in so many aspects of their identity.

Thanks again to Carmen and Intersezionale for this article and for the commitment they put every day in defending and promoting the rights of all.

Here the link to the Italian version of the article: Link     

Click here for the English version.

The Palestinian Cause: a day by day oppression

The 29 th November is a crucial date for the Palestinian people.
On this date in 1947, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution called « the Partition Resolution », which divided Palestine into a Jewish State and an Arab State.
Following that and the Palestine war more than 700,000 Palestinians fled or were expelled from their homes. 
An event called Nakba, in Arabic "catastrophe", in which more than 400 Palestinian villages were destroyed.
Today, more than 8 million Palestinians are being oppressed, and their basic human rights are being violated on a daily basis by the occupation.
In this occasion, Giosef Torino and the Centro Studi Sereno Regis present the online event “The Palestinian Cause: a day by day oppression”..
The goals of this event are linked to the lack of awareness, especially among young people, of this ever-changing situation. Through this event we would like to introduce the Italian and European youth to the Palestinian cause and showing the daily human rights violations caused to the Palestinian people by the Israeli occupation and what action can be taken.
The story of an entire people will be told through the voices of four exclusive speakers: Basil Farraj, Anwar N, Gabriele Proglio and Monica Maurer.
Basil Farraj is a PhD candidate in Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. Basil's work centres around torture, violence and prisons. He has previously carried out fieldwork in Chile, Colombia and Palestine;
Gabriele Proglio is an Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, with a PhD in Modern History.
He collaborated with Universities in California, Portugal, Tunisia and Turkey.
His work revolves around the study of borders, mobilities and migrations in the Mediterranean.
Monica Mauer is a journalist, film-maker and producer. Since the Seventies, her work reflects her political and cultural engagement against racism and social injustice. She curated for 7 years the monthly Cineforum Palestina.
The event will take place online on the 29th of November at 6 p.m. CET. via Zoom platform and will be shared live on Facebook, it will be in Italian, but an English translation will be available.
Registration link:
After the registration you will receive a confirmation email that will have all the necessary information to participate.
Connect online (on Zoom or Facebook) to have the chance of asking our experts questions!
The event recording will be available online with English subtitles after the livestream.

Declinato al Femminile – Migrazione e intersezionalità nell’ambito del progetto “countHERnarrative”

CInque incontri quotidiani verso la Giornata Mondiale del Rifugiato

In preparazione alla Giornata Mondiale del rifugiato, sabato 20 giugno 2020 nell’ambito del  progetto countHERnarrativefinanziato dall’Unione europea e dalla Regione Piemonte, attraverso il Consorzio delle Ong Piemontesi, nell’ambito di Frame, Voice, Report!, Giornalismo e cooperazione per gli Obiettivi di Sviluppo Sostenibile, nato dalla collaborazione tra Giosef Torino – Marti Gianello Guida APS and Centro Studi Sereno Regis con l’associazione Arab Women Media Center che opera ad Amman in Giordania, scegliamo di parlare di donne migranti e rifugiate da un punto di vista complesso e intersezionale per mettere in discussione una narrazione che le cancella o le stigmatizza in ruoli precostituiti e degradanti.

Seguiteci nei nostri incontri/aperitivi/chiacchiere online!

Cosa: 1 settimana di eventi online
Dove: Zoom diretta Facebook su Giosef Torino and Centro Studi Sereno Regis

Quando: dal 15 al 19 giugno 2020, alle ore 18

Programma degli incontri

  • lunedì 15 giugno 2020
    CountHERnarrative, dare voce alla donne migranti e costruire nuove narrazioni per contribuire al raggiungimento degli Obiettivi di Sviluppo Sostenibile
    Annamaria Simeone dialoga con Giulia Randazzo, Consorzio ONG Piemontesi e Angela Dogliotti, Centro Studi Sereno Regis
  • martedì 16 giugno 2020
    Contronarrazione: attivismo ed educazione per il cambiamento sociale
    Benedetta Pisani dialoga con Matteo Botto, Blog Contronarrazioni, Micaela Martucci, Centro Studi Sereno Regis e Dragalina Gorbati, gruppo donne del progetto CountHERnarrative  
  • mercoledì 17 giugno 2020
    Consigli per essere un/a bravo/a immigrato/a
    Vesna Scepanovic dialoga con Elvira Mujcic, scrittrice e traduttrice. 
  • giovedì 18 giugno 2020
    Intersezionalità fra esperienze umane e riconoscimento giuridico
    Annamaria Simeone dialoga con Souad Maddahi, Associazione Islamica della Alpi, Nazli e Berivan Gormez, attiviste curde, Elisabetta Guidobono e Paola Fierro, ASGI 
  • venerdì 19 giugno 2020
    Giornalismo e donne nel mondo arabo
    Annamaria Simeone dialoga con Sana Aleman di Arab Woman Media Centre di Amman (incontro in lingua inglese)

Da oggi inoltre è possibile visualizzare il libretto “Tante Storie. Una Storia, a cura di Silvia Berruto. Realizzato con il gruppo di donne “Amiche di Merenda” durante l’implementazione del progetto.

Clicca sul tasto blu per visualizzare il libretto.


Dal 15/06/2020 a 19/09/2019

non solo visione ma anche riflessione…
| Ilaria Zomer 
Centro Studi Sereno Regis

Normally the vision of the documentary Fartun is accompanied by a long discussion with the audience during which we deepen the history of the documentary itself and propose a critical reflection on its contents. Because of the current situation, it is not possible to organize a public event, (we broadcast it Saturday, March 21 from 8 am and until midnight streaming on youtube and facebook) we thought to share with you articles, contents and videos to deepen the reflection and leave you some questions. If you like you can leave your thoughts in the comments to the article and while watching the documentary. It will be a pleasure to read them and feel all a little closer.

Domani streaming dalle 8 alle 24 – 

International day of solidarity for the Palestinian people

International day of solidarity with the Palestinian people
is a recurrence
by the United Nations and takes place every year
the November 29th to commemorate the anniversary
of the adoption of Resolution 181
of the United Nations General Assembly (1947).

The original plan of sharing the former British
Mandate of Palestine predicted the birth
of two states, one Jewish and one Arab,
with Jerusalem under international control.
This resolution did not prevent the outbreak
of the first Arab-Israeli war, which will lead
to the creation of the State of Israel and to the Palestinian Nakba

Since 1948 numerous UN resolutions and recommendations have sought to facilitate the peace process and the withdrawal of Israel from the occupied territories of the West Bank, where today there are about 413,000 Israeli settlers in the area C (zone of the Palestinian territories under full Israeli control) and 215,000 in East Jerusalem. This brings the population of Israeli settlers in the West Bank to around 630,000 individuals located in 143 towns 11 of which in East Jerusalem, plus 113 outposts.

(Six-Month Report on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, (reporting period January-June 2019) The Office of the European Union Representative (West Bank and Gaza Strip, UNRWA)
Report semestrale sugli insediamenti israeliani
nei territori occupati della Cisgiordania e
Gerusalemme est; Ufficio di rappresentanza
dell’Unione Europea per la Cisgiordania e la Striscia
di Gaza, UNRWA – Agenzia delle Nazioni Unite
per il soccorso e l’occupazione dei rifugiati
palestinesi nel Vicino Oriente)

Giosef Torino is close to the Palestinian people in different forms and expressions.
For years we have been working with Palestinian associations such as New Generation Palestine , Loesje PalestineNational YWCA of Palestine and The Palestinian Circus School with youthworker training projects and youth exchanges.

We solidarize with the Palestinian people in their struggle for the return of the millions of refugees in their own land and reject the apartheid and discrimination policies of the Israeli government.

On Going Events

Doc | Free streaming of "Fartun" for the project "countHERnarrative"

Saturday, March 21 | 08.00 AM – 23.00

Since 1966, 21 March is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, when the UN General Assembly after the murder of 69 people during the Sharpeville peaceful demonstration in South Africa.

On 21 March 2020, from 8.00 am until midnight, through its own channels Giosef Torino and Centro Studi sereno Regis, will bring to your homes the mini-documentary "Fartun", produced as part of the project "countHERnarrative" and realized by’ArabWomenMediaCenter, association of #Amman that deals with the professional growth of women in the media sector.

The documentary is a window to look to migration from another point of view, the women one. Migrant women, strong women with a story to tell, without filters or preconceptions. Specifically, the project follow two objectives of sustainable development (SDG 5: Achieving gender equality and emancipating all women and girls and SDG 10: Reducing economic inequalities within and outside national borders).

Since more than 40 years associations, governments and individuals have celebrated this date in the most diverse ways, but this year will obviously be different. The health emergency created by the spread of COVID-19 in Italy and in various parts of Europe and the World, does not allow the realization of a public celebration on 21 March.

#istayathome, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find a way to remember the anti-racist message that he’s been carrying for 44 years on March 21.

Follow Fartun on our channels and celebrate together the day of 21 March, a way to be together in a difficult period for our country, but which perhaps makes us more aware of the difficulties and limitations that other peoples have had to face in history.

This project was produced with the financial contribution of the European Union and the Piedmont Region, through the Consortium of Piedmontese NGOs within Frame, Voice, Report!.


Giosef Torino Library @Casarcobaleno

Starting from this week we open the Casa Arcobaleno library!!
The opening hours are Wednesday and Thursday from 3 pm to 5 pm.
To use the Library you need the Giosef Torino card or Arcigay Torino “Ottavio Mai” (card Arcigay or Casarcobaleno) you can borrow up to two books a week.
The space will also be open to people who want to read or consult the texts in CasArcobaleno during the opening hours of the Library.

Wednesday and Thursday from 3pm to 5pm

Arab Language Course

Our ESC (European Solidarity Corps) volunteers offer a basic Arabic course for all those who want to start learning this fascinating language.

From October 2019 to January 2020