CRWI Diotima conducted the research “Girls on the move” in Greece, for the period October 2019 – January 2020. “Girls on the move” is part of a global researching effort, conducted in several regions worldwide (South America, Africa and Balkan) and funded by “Save the Children”.
“Girls on the move” aims to assess the needs that girls have at their countries of residence as well as the challenges they are facing throughout their journey.
It’s the first research that has been conducted in Greece regarding underage girls, reducing in this way the lack of knowledge and empirical data, in the terms that existing data refer to boys, ignoring girls’ special needs.
The research strives for recording and bringing to the surface the experience of their journey, the problems they face in Greece as well as their future dreams and plans.
“Girls on the move” main goals are:
- Detecting girls’ material needs along with the potential gaps and challenges they have to deal with while reaching out for services (education, accommodation, nutrition, healthcare, reproductive health etc) in order to design programs to meet their needs and cover potential state-owned or not deficiencies
- Enhancing and developing international protection mechanisms for underage refugee individuals, especially girls, comparatively to the challenges they face.
- Promoting measures, policies and programs in Greece, which will consider the special needs of underage (unaccompanied or not) girls.
- Highlighting the important role of the gender factor while moving (during the journey and every other choice that has to do with it) but also while they live in Greece with their families.
- Pinpointing girls’ experiences by making programs and policies which will take into account their special needs, the mechanisms they come up with to overcome obstacles and difficulties as well as their future dreams and plans.
Girls on the move