Responding to the needs

Responding to the needs of female unaccompanied and separated children and youth in a dynamic environment with a holistic model of intervention

The goal of this project, led by PRAKSIS in partnership with CIVIS PLUS and ELIX is to enhance protection through increased access to information and services for female unaccompanied and separated children and youth who face particularly high risks on their journey. Trafficking and gender based violence are experiences that too many of these young girls share and that require a particularly sensitive, extensive and rapid intervention and support through a holistic set of services.

With accommodation for female unaccompanied and separated children and youth in a child friendly environment in line with BIA and BID standards, we aim to ensure quality care and protection through high level of medical, legal, psychological and social support which will pave the way for integration into the Greek society. The project pilots a service that is currently not provided in this form and, by filling this gap, aims to provide a model whose standards can be replicated by the Greek state and other institutions.

Collaborating closely with the responsible state authorities and the police, we expect to help reduce the number of cases of child smuggling and trafficking, while providing vulnerable groups with sufficient information and skillsets to respond to everyday challenges in their young lives.

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