Association "Atina" received an important license


Belgrade - Citizens' Association for combating trafficking in human beings and all forms of violence against women "Atina" received a license to provide the service of assisted housing.

SOURCE: B92 THURSDAY, 8/03/2018 | 13:49

This service, as mentioned in the announcement, is intended for girls and women - victims of human trafficking and various forms of exploitation.

"This is the first licensed service for victims of human trafficking in Serbia, and the result of a 15-year-long effort of Atina’s team to have the state recognize this service as necessary and indispensable in providing support to women who survived such form of violence. Assisted housing service represents a scope of activities aimed at providing victims of human trafficking economic empowerment, independence, reintegration and inclusion into the community, simultaneously improving the overall quality of life of these women in a social environment by aiding and developing their full potentials," the organization cites in their announcement.

They also reminded that Association "Atina" opened Transition House in 2003, a specific support program for girls and women who were in need of safe accommodation, and that so far 302 women and girls have found their shelter within this house which has, since its establishment, remained the only space in Serbia that offers such specialized accommodation form.

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