Surgir’s integrated approach combines the protection, information, training and reconstruction of the lives of victims of gender-based violence.
On the 16th of November 2006, the Surgir Foundation was awarded with a special mention by the French National Consultative Commission on Human Rights for its merit in fighting for the social and civic training of women.
Director ad interim
Hélène has worked for several years as coordinator of protection programs for international NGOs in various humanitarian emergency situations. She has a PhD in Political Science and has worked on women’s movements in post-conflict settings, especially in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She joined Surgir in 2020, now serving as Director ad interim.
Florie joined Surgir in 2015. She is an independent accountant and works in the humanitarian and private sectors. During her career, she worked for an animal rights association against vivisection and also for a human rights NGO against torture and the death penalty.
Aline holds a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from the University of Geneva. During her academic career, several associative experiences allowed her to get involved and to set up initiatives for the protection of human rights. She also worked with Terre des Hommes Switzerland, raising awareness on children's rights. She joined the Surgir Foundation in 2021 and participates in the development and management of projects in Switzerland.
Françoise Heraud Darbon
Caroline Regina Schlunke
The Surgir Foundation would like to thank Marie-Josée for her commitment to our beneficiaries, we know that they are also grateful for her sharing and attention to others. We thank all volunteers, without being able to name them all: Hélène, Gabriele, Max, Marie-Josée, Fabienne, Rachel, Denis, Flore and all the others who have allowed Surgir to continue its fight over the years. If you would like to engage with Surgir, contact us!
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