If you consider emigrating to Greece to get a job:
- Plan your trip asking for official information at the authorities in your country.
- Seek information at organizations that protect women in your country.
- Try to learn the language of the country that you have chosen to go to work in, so as to avoid getting involved in difficult situations due to misunderstanding or ignorance of language.
- Do not trust people who easily promise you a job and high salary.
- Be mistrustful and do not give your travelling documents, such as e.g. your passport, to persons you do not know very well.
- Inform your family environment about the exact destination of your trip.
Upon your arrival to Greece:
- Make sure your residence in the country is legal, so as to avoid trouble with the authorities.
- In case you suspect that someone is trying to exploit your work or force you into actions without your consent, there are authorities where you can ask for help and assert your rights.You must know that there is legislation protecting you and authorities that can help you.
Agencies that you can contact
General Secretariat for Gender Equality
Consultation Centres on Violence against Women
- Athens: Tel.: 210 3317305-6
- Piraeus: Tel.: 210 4112091, 4129101
National Centre of Social Solidarity (EKKA)
International Organisation of Migration (IOM)Directorate of Security of Attica
- Vice Squad: Tel.: 210 6476238
Directorate of Security of Thessaloniki
- Vice Squad: Tel.: 2310 388366