A way to move forward is to pay forward. Every month we give you an idea how you can join us to help make a change. 

Like a stone thrown into a pond, a good deed can create ripples that extend far beyond the initial splash.
— Jeanne Phillips


Action from Switzerland (AfS) is a non-profit organisation based in Zürich that believes in solidarity with people being displaced by violence, conflict and persecution. Their work is focused on ensuring that everyone is able to exercise their rights, in dignity, regardless of their race, language or religion. Helping as volunteers in 2016 with the refugee crisis on the island of Chios we saw firsthand how important, tirelessly and effective their work is.

They pay special attention in defending the rights and needs of the extra vulnerable displaced, especially women and girls, in order to combat exploitation and gender based violence and promote women’s rights and social inclusion. They run the Athena Centre for Women on the Island of Chios. Fiercely independent they run entirely on private donations. Pay a little or a lot - every bit helps.

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