The program “Ariadni II : Developing interdisciplinary procedures for police records aiming to prevent and respond to GBV incidents against female immigrants and refugees ” is implemented for the period April 2020 – April 2022.
The program is coordinated by the Center for Security Studies (CSS) along with CRWI Diotima, the Research Centre for Gender Equality (ΚΕΤΗΙ), Women Center of Karditsa, Action Aid Hellas and the Municipality of Athens. It is funded by the DG Justice/ Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme.
The program aims to identify the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and to propose the relevant policies to the Greek State in order to sensitize police officers in terms of:
- moving into action while cooperating with Civil Society’s organizations for protecting female immigrants and refugees who are survivors of domestic violence
- deal with the reduced numbers of reports/ accusations regarding domestic violence incidents, by offering educational and consulting programs as well as by providing practical tools provision.
CRWI Diotima actions
- Creating a cross-sectoral National Platform model for the promotion of interdisciplinary protection and support regarding female immigrants and refugees who are survivors of domestic violence. This action aims to (pilot) control the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) emphasizing on police’s role. The pilot application will be based on participatory and grass root methodology.
- Evaluating the behavioral change of the (164) police officers. Their training will be based on intercultural communication and cross-sectoral cooperation
- Conducting primary field research which will be addressed to female immigrants and refugees, domestic violence survivors
- Organizing (24) consulting meetings with interdisciplinary working groups
- Organizing (24) meetings with cross-sectoral attendance groups