Final Evaluation: Making a difference for refugee women and girls in Serbia
Grantee: NGO Atina
Grant period: 1 September 2018 – 30 November 2021
Grant amount: USD 499,500
Authors/editors: Aleksandra Galonja and Marijana Jović
Publication year: 2022
The “Making a difference for refugee women and girls in Serbia”, funded by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, was implemented between September 2018 and November 2021 by the Association for Combating Trafficking of Human Beings and All Forms of Gender-based Violence (Atina). The project’s main objectives were to support refugee and migrant women and girl survivors of violence, and to improve the skills of professionals working to prevent such violence. The goals were to be achieved through:
- improving the access of refugee women and girls to information and gender-based violence services; and
- empowering women and girls for active participation and leadership.
Main findings of the evaluation:
- During the project, 96.4% (2,002) of all registered women refugees and asylum-seekers in Serbia received information on their rights and increased knowledge on how to do self-advocacy.
- Atina’s mobile teams held 261 workshops on violence against women and girls as well as protection measures (exceeding the target of 36) plus 22 online workshops run because of COVID-19-related restrictions; and ran 36 peer support group meetings for women and girl refugees and asylum-seekers.
- Through Atina’s social enterprise (Bagel bakery and shop), the project supported 40 women in gaining the necessary skills and knowledge to access the labour market in Serbia, noting a 52% increase in the level of beneficiaries’ skills and knowledge relevant for their economic independence and access to the labour market by the project end.