In 2019, 1% of the global population were displaced. Almost half of those (48%) were female (see UNHCR Global Trends 2019)
The NGO Rolling Save Space (ROSA) was founded in early 2021. It is a non-profit organisation using a converted truck to provide a safe space for women fleeing. Since March 8, 2022, the Rolling Safespace has been at its first location: the Attica peninsula in Greece. Here, three refugee accommodations north of Athens are regularly approached: Ritsona, Malakasa and Oinofyta. Approximately 3,500 people live there.
Specifically, a space for exchange and mutual support has been created in the immediate vicinity of the camps. Within the framework of discussion groups, topics can be shared for which there is often no space (e.g. questions about the body). Basic medical care and pregnancy counselling are offered by midwives and doctors in a separate treatment room in the truck. Urgently needed hygiene items are also handed out here. ROSA also organises a variety of sports and exercise programmes. At the same time, childcare is provided so that women have the opportunity to take advantage of these offers.
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