Bearing in mind that from the summer of 2015, to May 2016, more than 700,000 asylum seekers were registered in Serbia, this observational cross-sectional study aims to show the prevalence and forms of violence against women and girls refugees from war-affected areas or areas of periodic conflicts, primarily Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, but other countries as well. The main objective of this study is to acquire a fuller insight into the risks and challenges related to violence against women and girls among the refugee population, as well as to learn lessons and create recommendations for improvements of the existing system of protection and support.
The study is based on a survey which was conducted at 6 asylum and reception centers, in Presevo, Belgrade, Bujanovac, Bogovadja, Banja Koviljaca, Adasevci, as well as Maternal Home and Miksaliste in Belgrade. The research included 162 women and girls who resided in Serbia in the period from April 13 to May 15, 2017.
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.