Empowering professional and refugee communities to detect, identify, address and prevent sexual and gender based violence in Greece

Θέση: Expert
Διάρκεια: Ιανουάριος 2019-Δεκέμβριος 2020
Φορείς Υλοποίησης: Κέντρο Ευρωπαϊκού Συνταγματικού Δικαίου, Médecins du Monde – Greece (MdM-Greece), General Secretariat for Gender Equality (GSGE)
Φορέας Χρηματοδότησης: EC, DG Justice and Consumers
Αντικείμενο: Sexual and gender-based violence (S) GBV is a widespread public health problem and a major human rights rooted in gender and power inequalities. Asylum-seekers, migrants and refugees residing in reception facilities and urban accommodation scheme in Greece are especially vulnerable to sexual and gender – based violence. Information provided by UNHCR and NGOs working in the field suggest that the number of incidents is large, that many incidents are not reported and, most importantly, that a significant number of reported incidents are not and/or cannot be adequately managed.
Physical and/or sexual violence is an acute problem in refugee populations, where women, children and other vulnerable groups (LGBTI) are exposed to increased risks of gender-based violence (WHO). SGBV is a horizontal issue of concern both at entry points and refugee camps but also in the context of the ‘new’ urban accommodation structures and schemes in the course of implementation (UNHCR scheme and the EC Emergency Support to Integration & Accommodation’ ESTIA programme) that supports refugees and asylum seekers and their families to rent urban accommodation.