SAO Association supports displaced women on Lesvos and in Athens, Greece.
Thank you for your donation!
Short-term and immediate: At the Bashira Centre women who were at Moria Camp received urgent relief and protection. At the moment we are adapting to the situation.
Medium-term and integrating: At the Amina Centre in Athens, we support the most vulnerable, the disabled and old women with and without children in their everyday lives.
We are all privileged. We have mothers, grandmothers and maybe also daughters or sisters. We are aunt,
godfather, friend or girlfriend. We – women and men – lead a good life in Switzerland and are well networked and connected with many other privileged people. We are committed to women and children on the run who had to leave everything behind. This is our contribution.
Who, if not us?
WHAT WE DO
We work on a short-term, mid- or long-term basis. First and foremost, we meet urgent needs for safety and protection. Our next priority is providing assistance and care as required. Finally, we aim to set the course for the refugees’ futures. We develop and implement projects and support other great projects with a similar focus.
We are devoted to finanancing our programs: «Bashira», «Amina» and «Back on Track» do need your support. Please donate to provide a new future for women refugees.
Four women use their expertise, experience and networks to carry on and finance the work and programs of SAO.
ON THE MISSION
Experienced women run our programs «Bashira» on Lesvos and «Amina» in Athens, together with their team and long-term volunteers.
JOIN AND SUPPORT US
You are important! Please support the work of SAO with a donation, as a member or as a volunteer on the ground. We are equally happy about any other support such as providing us with contacts, know-how, ideas or time you provide us with. In our two women centres – the daycentres Bashira on Lesvos and Amina in Athens – we expect around 50'000 visits a year from a total of more than 1'000 registered women. The operation and the offers in Bashira and Amina cost about 300'000 euros per year. Here is what your donation can do.
We depend on your donations. It is urgent. We all work as volunteers without a salary and we use the money wisely and carefully. Your contribution helps us to take direct action.
BECOME A MEMBER
The work of SAO is meant to be sustainable. With your membership, you become part of our efforts and network. We are looking forward to welcoming you to SAO.
You can support SAO in Greece as well as in Switzerland. Are you interested in working with us? Do you have special skills you could contribute? You’ll find more information here.
PUBLICATIONS – WHAT WE KNOW
Nowadays, information circulate on a 24h basis. We monitor and collect reports and recount first hand.
To get information that explains the procedures for refugees in Greece – mainland or islands –
please follow the link below to RefuComm.