ABOUT US

AMURTEL (Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team, Ladies) is an international women’s NGO founded in 1975 in India, initiating projects managed by women for women and children. AMURTEL Greece maintains safe women’s spaces that focus on the period of pregnancy up to two years after birth.

We understand that for many women in times of crisis, their concerns focus around the well-being of their children and family. We are also aware that disasters can make women more susceptible to post-traumatic stress, depression, or lingering shock and grief. Pregnant and postpartum women are often especially vulnerable.

AMURTEL maintains a day center in a central area of Athens as well as providing services in refugee camps, shelters and local NGO venues.

OUR AIMS

Mitigate the effects of crises by supporting women to be
the best possible mothers they can be and thus give their
children the best possible start in life

Empower women through discussions about infant care with an emphasis on breastfeeding and infant nutrition, as well as sexual reproductive health and gender based violence

Create community in order to overcome the often devastating effects of isolation due to lack of a supportive network of family and friends