Shoo Akhbarik?

EDITOR'S NOTE: Lydia spent two months on Chios volunteering at our Athena Centre for Women. Fluent in French and Arabic - two of the most  frequently used languages at our Centre - meant that Lydia is able to communicate freely with the women. Lydia was also instrumental in giving the girls a...

Same city, different point of view

Author: Zsófia MolnárIt had been raining the whole afternoon, and we did not have high hopes with the weather, but shortly before 6 pm when we arrived at our meeting point, the sky cleared out and the sun showed up. Surprisingly, a big group of people had gathered at Lindenhof...

What women really want: Focus Group Report – July 2017

In the year since Action From Switzerland opened our Athena Centre for Women, girls from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Congo, Sudan, and Eritrea received access to legal information, psychological support, safe and clean shower facilities, educational and mindful classes - and to generally relax in a safe space.In fact, a...

Fluchtopia

August 1st is a special day in Switzerland as the entire country celebrates its foundation with brunch and barbeques, music and fireworks, and thousands of Swiss flags. Perhaps it should also be a day for the Swiss to consider how fortunate they are to live in a country with abundant...