Enhancing services for refugee and migrant GBV survivors
Objectives: To Enhance the quality and access of services for refugee and migrant GBV survivors in Greece and strengthen GBV programming through transnational dialogue and sharing GBV best practices, resources and tools in Greece and Europe.
Partners: Centre for Research on Women’s Issues (CRWI), Diotima, International Rescue Committee (IRC), General Secretariat for Family Policy and Gender Equality (GSFPGE, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs) and Research Center for Geneder Equality (KETHI). Centre Diotima is the leader of this project.
Funding: DG Justice.
Duration: 24 months, (starting date 3 September 2018)
- Expand and train female cultural mediators
Train public social services staff on specialised support for GBV survivors
- Establish SOPs and a community referral mechanism for GBV services
- Design and implement pre-service seminars for professionals
Produce communications and information materials in appropriate languages
Create a regional online platform for resource sharing
- Conduct exchange visits to boost cross-border learning, and European skills sharing on GBV best practices
Conduct an interactive, action-oriented Regional GBV Workshop
Type/number of persons benefitting from the project
The project will directly benefit women and adolescent girls. Men, boys, and LGBTQI will indirectly benefit through training of public bodies. Project beneficiaries are estimated at about 500 professionals, including social workers; law enforcement; NGOs/ CSOs; child protection professionals; mediators; civil servants; gender quality experts; and a wider audience.
Key Expected Results
Increased awareness about rights and culturally appropriate services
Increased referrals to service providers by community focal points
Adapted GBV services meeting cultural and linguistic needs
Improved knowledge, attitudes, skills of professionals and institutional SOPs
Increased European access to best practices and resources
Type/number of deliverables to be produced
Key deliverables: public sector trainings, pre-service seminars; community focal point and cultural mediators training, guidance documents, public sector SOP, GBV Regional Workshop, translated website, online platform with multiple resources, webinars, dissemination plans for pan-European learning.