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GBV prevention and response services in Athens, Thessaloniki, Lesvos and remotely to the islands

Stage : On Going

The “GBV prevention and response services in Athens, Thessaloniki, Lesvos and remotely to the islands” programme, supported and funded by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Greece (UNHCRGreece), continues throughout the year 2022, in Athens, Thessaloniki and Lesvos, and remotely on the islands Samos, Chios, Kos and Leros.

The previous phase of the programme was implemented in the year 2021, covering geographically the urban fabric of Athens and Thessaloniki and the islands of Lesvos, Samos, Chios and Leros.

Goal

It aims at providing comprehensive support services, which include prevention (community engagement interventions), and empowerment of the refugee community (community empowerment interventions), GBV case management and legal aid in the areas of Attica, Thessaloniki and Lesvos. Only legal aid services will be provided on the islands of Samos, Chios Kos and Leros.

The services of the programme are provided by local teams consisting of specialized professionals (psychologists, social workers, interpreters, lawyers, social scientists for prevention actions) and lawyers who provide legal support remotely.

Actions

  1. Provide free legal aid -representation in court included-to people who have been sexually abused or at high risk
  2. Provide personalized psychosocial support in the context of gender-based violence management (GBV case management)
  3. Develop a mechanism for referring incidents of gender-based violence to competent bodies, such as public services, NGOs, etc.
  4. Carry out prevention actions: raise awareness of gender-based violence issues, empower refugees, including men, through close cooperation with local refugee communities

In case your organization or staff in the field is aware of cases of refugees / women who have suffered gender-based violence, they could refer them to the Diotima Center by sending email to:

ATHENS: [email protected]

THESSALONIKI: [email protected]

LESVOS: [email protected]