Building a safetynet for migrant refugee women

This programme is funded by the Justice programme of the European  Union

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Equal rights and fair treatment for migrant women in Europe

“Building a safety net” is a project which is funded by the European Union and implemented through 5 partners in 3 different countries (i.e. Italy, Spain, Greece).


The main objectives of the project are:

  • Ensure easy access of GBV survivors, in particular female migrants and refugees, to specific aid services and receiving of appropriate assistance
  • Appease underreporting of GBV by raising capacity and awareness of field professionals to identify the survivors and refer them to the proper authorities and services.
  • Expand prevention of and response to GBV in partner countries through building respond capacity of GBV professionals regarding diverse needs of migrant and refugee survivors; improvement of working methods and establishment of multi-actor coordination and improved protection mechanism
  • Get migrant and refugee women empowered and well informed to report and stand for their rights
  • Open the public agenda with new GBV challenges and frames of respond and stimulate action by all relevant actors, including adequate representation and consultation of  women’s organisations

The activities that will be carried out during the project:

  • Cross country situation and Capacity analysis in GBV to identify problems and good practices and summarise recommendations for the preparedness and comprehensive prevention and response capacity at all stages
  • Multi-actor Coordination mechanism-provide accessible, prompt, confidential, and appropriate services to survivors/victims according to a basic set of guiding principles to prevent incidents of GBV
  • Capacity building for professionals working in specific GBV services- improve understanding of  GBV contextual circumstances and the diversification of GBV survivor’ needs, sharing of a cultural sensitive approach,  develop response frameworks
  • Inter-agency Training-improve knowledge on gender equality issues, GBV guiding principles and international legal standards
  • Awareness raising seminar-sensitize the assisting staff about proper GBV survivor treatment
  • Empowerment seminars –provide information on women’s human rights, build solidarity bonds, upgrade  life skills and enhance agency and skills to master life, and
  • Legal information and assistance/ counseling sessions to migrant and refugee at risk and/or survivors of GBV to pursue legal justice for gender based violence crimes
  • Dissemination and Awareness raising activities- share best practice and results; sensitise specific & wider audiences; inform PoC; mobilise local actors in taking prevention  concerted action

This website has been produced with the financial support of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme (2014-2020) of the European Union. The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of the implementing beneficiaries and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission.

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This website has been produced with the financial support of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme (2014-2020) of the European Union. The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of the implementing beneficiaries and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission.