We were really impressed with The Unmentionables new resource centre in Athens, when we visited last month. We already have a great working relationship with the team and you may be aware that we have funded several large bulk buys of underwear for distribution in camps in Greece over the last year through them.
This new centre is a safe space in Athens offering sexual and reproductive health education to forcibly displaced people in the city. The centre is open to men, women and their families. Classes are run in Arabic, Farsi and English by trained community educators on reproductive physiology, menstrual health management, contraceptives, sexually transmitted infections, sexual and reproductive rights, and sexual and gender based violence.
The centre also provides the community with a hot shower, bath, and medical and psychosocial support. A free shop in the centre offers provisions of sanitary pads, underwear, condoms, bras and dental kits, and there is space to offer emergency accommodation. We are planning to help fund the underwear on offer here. If you would like to contribute towards this, please consider donating to us, don’t forget to gift aid your donation if you’re a UK tax payer to make it go even further .