Sex Workers Day Center


“Red Umbrella Athens” (RUA) is a Primary Agency for the Prevention and Empowerment of sex workers and is an initiative of the Hellenic Association of HIV-positive “Positive Voice”, the Prevention and Examination Centers “Checkpoint” and the Association of Liver Patients of Greece “.

“Red Umbrella Athens” aims at the empowerment and social integration of sex workers in Greece and the support of equal political and individual human rights without discrimination and stigma.

“Red Umbrella Athens” provides free prevention and empowerment services to women (trans & cis) and men sex workers at the Day Center that operates from March 2016 until today, very close to Omonia Square. It is noteworthy that RUA operates under the scientific supervision of the Department of Psychology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Services provided are free of charge and include: sexual and reproductive health counseling, psychological and social support, legal support, condoms and pregnancy tests, HIV testing, Hepatitis B & C and direct link to health services, addiction counseling and harm reduction, provision of safe use material (syringes, etc.), provision of clothing and other items, artistic & recreational activities, beauty services (makeup, haircut, manicure).

In addition, the Day Center provides information and liaison services for sexual and reproductive health issues by the organization “Doctors Without Borders” and interpretation by the organization “METADRASI”.

Participation/referral information

The Day Center offers anonymous and free walk- in services every Wednesday 16: 00-19: 00 for female sex workers who work at the streets, and every Friday 14:00 – 17:00 for persons of any gender working through classifieds or houses, and every Friday 18:00 -21:00 for male sex workers. No appointment is required. There is no need to complete an official referral form. For cases where the organization wishes to contact us first, please contact us at [email protected] and then contact the relevant person by phone. Communication is immediate.

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