Violence against women and girls among refugee and migrant population in Serbia


In 2016 alone, Atina has provided direct assistance to 3,715 refugees who were staying in Serbia, out of whom 250 were primary and secondary
victims of gender-based violence, as well as potential victims of human trafficking; safe accommodation was provided to 58 victims; 71,6% of
them were women. Finally, according to the results of pilot research on violence against women and girls which Atina conducted among women
refugees in Serbia, in the first half of 2017, and which will be discussed in more detail in this text, the majority of women refugees had the



Child marriages represent a problematic practice within which a child forcibly enters into a marriage union with another child or with an adult. This phenomenon is characteristic of various communities in many countries, but, as a rule, primarily affects girls. Although in Serbia this practice is present to a lesser extent, compared to some other areas, and although it is prohibited and punishable, unfortunately, there are still thousands of children who, on an annual basis, enter into child marriages. In Serbia, this problem is particularly pronounced among the Roma community.

NVO Atina - Conquering Freedom

Video "Winning freedom" was created as a part of the project NGO Atina implemented with support of Oxfam International. "Winning Freedom" is the visualization of sincere letters written by women refugees and migrants in Serbia, who were given a chance to make their voice heard for the first time. They have freely wrote about fears and anxieties, experiences they had survived during their journey, concerns, wishes and uncertain future. Generous support in creating of this story was provided by and New moment.


Children and young people's perspectives on reintegration


An inter-agency project was established in 2012 to develop a joint monitoring and evaluation (M&E) toolkit for organisations working with reintegrated children. As part of the wider project, consultations with 89 reintegrated children and young people were held in June and July 2013 by nine Partner Organisations in seven countries in Eastern Europe and East and West Africa.

Bagel Bejgl celebrated first birthday


With the sounds of the saxophone and New York jazz, and many guests, NGO Atina celebrated one year since the establishment of social enterprise Bagel Bejgl shop.

Our dear friends, who have supported the initiative to establish Bagel Bejgl shop from the outset, joined the birthday celebration, along with numerous donors and representatives of various national and international institutions and organisations, neighbours and loyal customers and fans of bagel. 

Training in Presevo on the topic Protection of refugees, victims of gender-based violence, in the local context


In April and May 2016, Association Atina organised two two-day trainings in Preševo and Sremska Mitrovica, on the topic “Protection of refugees, victims of gender-based violence, in the local context”, within the project “Local support for the most vulnerable refugees” which is supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Trainings are designed for professionals in this field who are working in Šid, Sremska Mitrovica, Preševo and Vranje, with the aim of better understanding of the issue of gender-based violence, as well as human trafficking, and more adequate response to it.