The «GBV Prevention, Risk Mitigation and Response» programme, supported and funded by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Greece (UNHCRGreece), continues throughout the year 2024, in Athens, Thessaloniki and Lesvos.
The project aims at providing comprehensive and holistic support services, which include GBV prevention and community empowerment interventions, GBV case management/psychosocial support and legal aid in the urban areas of Attica, Thessaloniki and Lesvos.
Services are provided by local field teams consisting of specialized professionals (psychologists, social workers, interpreters, lawyers, prevention officers).
- Legal aid including legal representation of GBV survivors and persons at risk of GBV before relevant judicial authorities
- Individual psychosocial support in the context of GBV case management
- Maintain up to date and effective GBV referral mechanism (referring cases/incidents of gender-based violence to competent bodies, such as public services, NGOs, etc.)
- Prevention activities (GBV information/awareness raising sessions on issues of equality and gender-based violence, empowerment, male engagement, trainings, etc.) through close cooperation with refugee communities.
In the event your organization or staff in the field is aware of instances where refugees (men, women, LGBTI+, individuals over 16 years old) have suffered gender-based violence, they can refer them to Diotima Centre by sending an email to: