The Council of Refugee Women in Bulgaria is a non-government association, created in May 2003 and officially registered as such by the Bulgarian government on March 17, 2003 (reg. № 1221 / 2003). The Association is represented by the Chairperson of the Board Linda Awanis. Mission The Council of Refugee Women in Bulgaria helps all refugees and asylum seekers in the process of their integration in Bulgarian society. We support the right of choice each person has in securing a better future for themselves and their family, regardless of gender, race, nationality, religious or ethnic origin. The Council of Refugee Women in Bulgaria works actively toward building tolerance, ethnic acceptance, understanding and support from local society to the problems of refugees. The Council of Refugee Women believes the existence of Peace is a natural requirement and perquisite for positive development and prosperity of each human being. Vision We have the power to forget the past We have the power to change the future You can help us do it Objectives Defending the human rights of society members. Assisting social integration of newly arrived refugees in Bulgaria. Creating better environment for preserving the right to humane and just treatment, ensuring equal rights regardless of race, social state, religion, gender or nationality. Attracting Bulgarian citizens and institutions in the process of ensuring the right to request help and receive such, without damage to human dignity.