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Intervention against Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Refugee sites

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SGBV prevention and response and legal aid in Refugee sites in Attica (Malakasa, Ritsona, Skaramagas), Thessaly (Larissa-Koutsochero), Central Greece (Thermopyles).

The aim of the project was to raise visibility, responding to the unattended needs and ensuring non discrimination of the refugee women and girls. The project is funded by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Implementation period: Septemer 2017 – May 2018.

Establishing an everyday presence through the running of a Female Friendly Space (Rub Hall of 250 m<sup>2</sup>) and having a protection mandate, CRWI Diotima successfully played the role of the organization responsible for GBV case management.

Our intervention was axed in 4 different pillars:

<u>GBV case management</u>: Being responsible for the GBV case management, we offer our services (legal, psychosocial support, escorting to services) and successfully managed various significant cases .

<u>T</u><u>rainings</u>: Various training were organised and took place either on a proactive basis or upon request by other field actors. More specifically, one training on Protection and Safety, one on Gender-based violence (GBV) guiding principles, one training in Psychological First Aid and one on Asylum and other legal issues in Greece.

<u>Activities</u>: CRWI Diotima continued implementing various activities/trainings (i.e. drawing, yoga class, English lessons, Farsi/Dari lessons, gym class, sewing/ knitting, beauty salon) in the Rub Hall aiming at providing psychosocial support and ways for the women to develop skills and interconnect among each other.

<u>Male engagement and women’s rights</u>: Aiming at enhancing protection and prevention mechanisms with regards to GBV in Malakasa, a dual approach of empowerment process was strategized and implemented. Apart from all the activities focusing exclusively on women, CRWI Diotima has decided to conduct women’s rights sessions and at the same period (last two months of the project) organize male’s engagement sessions (not hosted in the Female Friendly Space).

<em><strong>Target group/beneficiaries</strong></em>
<ul>
<li>Adults women/men (18 +)</li>
<li>Girls/Boys (16+)</li>
</ul>
<em><strong>Response Responsibilities:</strong></em>
<ul>
<li>SGBV Case management</li>
<li>Psychosocial support</li>
<li>Legal assistance and aid to SGBV survivors</li>
<li>Escorts</li>
</ul>
<em><strong>Prevention Responsibilities:</strong></em>
<ul>
<li>Awareness raising activities/ events on SGBV prevention and response</li>
<li>Community Mobilisation/ Sensitization/SGBV Prevention and Response Sessions</li>
<li>Info legal sessions</li>
</ul>
<em><strong>SGBV case managers</strong></em>
<ul>
<li>Social Worker</li>
<li>Psychologist</li>
</ul>
<em><strong>Intervention team / staff</strong></em>
<ul>
<li> Regional Coordinator</li>
<li>Social Worker</li>
<li>Psychologist</li>
<li>Lawyer (On call)</li>
<li>Interpreter</li>
</ul>
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