2018 General Assembly Summary

OverviewAction from Switzerland’s third annual General Assembly took place Thursday, March 1st, at the Viadukt and the evening was generously sponsored by Impact Hub, the International Beer Bar and the British Cheese Centre. The evening started with an informal apero as participants mingled and had the opportunity to purchase handmade...

Christmas Present Drive

The festive season is here and it’s time to start thinking of presents. Action from Switzerland is going to give you a helping hand by providing you with some great gift options. But you’re not just buying a gift, you are giving vulnerable women in Greece a chance at a...

Combating Gender Based Violence

Action from Switzerland held a two-day Gender-Based Violence (GBV) training at the Athena Women’s Centre for volunteers working on Chios island, namely from our partners, the Refugees Law Clinic Abroad, SMH and BAAS.We believe the training was much-needed - vital education to female volunteers to help strengthen the relationship and support...

Looking back at Chios

Author: Haley BroderIt has been one month since I left the Athena Centre for Women, where I coordinated daily operations, led English, yoga, and meditation classes, and got to spend time getting to know the most resilient women I will ever meet. I can think of little else but the...

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...