Gender-based violence management service

Γενικές Πληροφορίες

Ομάδες Πληθυσμού
Προσφυγικός / μεταναστευτικός πληθυσμός
  • Survivors of gender-based violence
  • Survivors of human trafficking
Ημέρες/Ώρες Εξυπηρέτησης
  • Δευτέρα έως Παρασκευή: 10:00 - 17:00
Γλώσσες Εξυπηρέτησης
GREEK ENGLISH FRENCH ARABIC FARSI

Περιγραφή

A. Support services for women refugees

The program includes gender-based violence incident management services and provision of legal assistance in the regions of Attica, Thessaloniki, and Lesvos. The «GBV Prevention, Risk Mitigation and Response» project, supported and funded by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Greece (UNHCR Greece), continues throughout the year 2024, in Athens, Thessaloniki and Lesvos.

Objectives

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).

Activities

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:

Athens: [email protected]

Thessaloniki: [email protected]

Lesvos: [email protected]

B. Support services for Greek and migrant women

The project “All safe ΙΙ” aims to support women who experience gender-based violence, of any form, and live in the region of Attica and Central Macedonia.

The Diotima Center implements the project “All safe” from November 2022 to October 2025.

Aim

The support and empowerment of women who experience gender-based violence, of any form, have limited financial and/or social resources (low income, unemployed, single-parent families, precarious conditions, etc.) and live in the region of Attica and Central Macedonia. The goal of the program is for women to escape abuse and regain their independence and dignity.

Services

  • Legal consulting and legal representation

The specialized legal team of the Center provides: legal advice, assistance in the submission of court documents, representation in a criminal court, drafting of pleadings for injunctions, temporary orders and/or lawsuits and representation in the relevant courts, assistance in the process of issuing a residence permit for humanitarian reasons (in cases of immigrant women without legalization documents) etc.

  • Psychosocial support

Specialized psychologists provide: psychosocial counselling, through individual sessions, referral/connection with other services, etc.

  • Employability

Depending on the needs of the women, counselling for employment opportunities is provided with the aim of access to work and financial self-reliance of the survivors: empowerment for job search, writing a CV, preparation for an interview, etc.

Target groups

Greek and immigrant women who experienced and/or are experiencing any form of gender-based violence

The geographic scope

  • Athens and the region of Attica
  • Thessaloniki and the region of Central Macedonia

If you need support and you live in the region of Attica or Central Macedonia, call us.

  • Attica: daily Monday-Friday, 10:00 – 18:00 on 210 3244380 or send to [email protected].
  • Central Macedonia: daily Monday-Friday, 10:00 – 14:00 2310534445 or send to [email protected]

Τρόπος Παραπομπής/Συμμετοχής

Α. For refugee women support services

For referrals, email to [email protected] attaching the referral form with key information. The form is available as a link, directly here-under. An appointment is required.

B. For Greek and migrant women support services

If you need support and you live in the region of Attica call us daily from Monday to Friday, 10:00 – 18:00 on 210 3244380 or send to [email protected] (please find below the relevant referral form).


Έγγραφα

Referral Form

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