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Strengthening skills of field professionals to respond to incidents of gender based violence

Stage : Completed

The program ‘Increasing the capacity of front line staff working in open accommodation sites to identify, refer and respond to SGBV survivors’ is funded by Unicef ​​for the period May – September 2019.

Within the framework of the program, training seminars will be delivered to 200 non-specialist first-line professionals working in open hosting structures in the mainland.

Training curricula will focus on core concepts of GBV in the context of the Greek legislation, as well as on identification techniques and functional referral pathways.

Goals

  • Enhancement of the front line staff skills to identify SGBV survivors
  • Provision of clear guidelines on when and how to refer identified cases
  • Increasing the knowledge of existing referral pathways and promoting the creation of new ones when needed
  • Addressing the staff’s perceptions of gender roles and promoting positive examples of how these can be reframed

Expected outcomes

  • Increased knowledge regarding GBV
  • Increased knowledge of the legal requirements of professionals with regards to GBV
  • Increased knowledge of existing referral pathways at site and national level
  • Raise awareness towards gender roles and identities and enhance tolerance towards diversity
  • More trained competencies on how to identify and approach individuals who might have experienced GBV
  • Increased skills on how to manage disclosures
  • Develop a professional and work ethic that incorporates gender equality values
  • Cultivate emotional intelligence and communication skills