This report is a part of a multi-stage assessment of the protection needs of women and girls in the flow of refugees through Europe, examining their situation in Serbia and Slovenia. The report shows that through the routes the refugees undertake, there is no consideration of the gender-based violence issue (GBV). Indeed, refugee women and girls are often unable to access basic services in transit centres, including sexual and reproductive health care. Furthermore, there are not enough information and guidance for them, aspects that hinder women and girls from accessing services and leave them vulnerable to smugglers and traffickers.The report emphasizes hence the urgent need for all the actors to put in place the policies, programs, services and personnel that will protect women and girls, from the moment they arrive and through their journey to a safe resettlement.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.