Sinda Garziz has a Bachelor in Psychology completed in 2012 from “L’institut de Sciences Humaine de Tunis” in Tunisia with a focus on education and child psychology, and a Bachelor in Conflict and Human right studies completed in 2016 from the University of Ottawa with the focus on immigrant and refugee rights.
Sinda Garziz is an African, Berber, Arab immigrant in Canada and a migrant justice activist. Born and raised in Tunisia, from 2011 till 2013 Sinda organized within different European and Tunisian grassroots groups. Notably, she’s worked with the transnational network Afrique-Europe Interact advocating against borders, visa regime and providing support for migrants and refugees in south Europe and North Africa, and for No One Is Illegal – The Berlin Chapter, and started organizing with a group of Sub-Saharan and west African refugees who fled the war in Libya, had been denied the refugee status and ended up undocumented in a refugee camp at the southern Tunisian Libyan borders.
Sinda worked with the initiative Watch the Mediterranean Sea advocating against the left to die policy in the Mediterranean Sea of migrants and the militarization of European borders. In 2013, Sinda moved to Canada, Ottawa as an economic migrant, to start her second degree and joined No One Is Illegal – the Ottawa Chapter and since then she has been involved in different committees and campaigns such as The End Immigration Network and The Sanctuary City Network. She is also part of Refugee Welcome – the Ottawa chapter.