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...

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...

What women really want: Focus Group Report – October 2017 – Special Feature: Vial

https://www.youtube.com/embed/99dHcU9sRaoIntroductionIn order to understand the unique challenges faced by our sisters on the run, the AfS team conducts quarterly focus groups with the girls and women who attend our Athena Centre for Women on Chios.  These groups give the girls a focused platform to offer their feedback and share experiences...

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...