3 reasons why “girls on the move” are not the same as boys

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3 reasons why “Girls on the move” are not the same as boys

Girls on the move are often not considered separetly in migration policy and programs. Often, they are just lumped together with “unaccompanied minors” or “children migrants”. However, this lack of gender analysis hides the unique situation and experiences of girls migrating, and usually renders their specific problems and needs invisible. Girls on the move are not the same as boys, for three specific reasons:


Our “girls on the move” in Serbia: their stories

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Our “girls on the move” in Serbia: their stories

In Serbia, there are also many “girls on the move” – by which we mean girls and young women who are migrating from their home countries. Girls on the move are not usually the priority for policymakers and their stories often go unheard. However, their experiences are crucial for us to understand what happens at the intersection of women, migrant and child’s rights.

Who are our “girls on the move”?


Terms of Reference for a Trainer to conduct trainings on the subject of Access to rights and services for refugee and asylum seeking women and girls in Serbia

Project “Making a difference for refugee women and girls in Serbia“ is carried out by NGO Atina with the support of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund)

Targeted Municipalities: Belgrade, Pirot (with Dimitrovgrad), Vranje (with Bujanovac and Presevo), Subotica, Kikinda, Sid (with Sremska Mitrovica), Banja Koviljaca (with Loznica), Sjenica (with Tutin)

Published on January 15th, 2020




B92: "Gender discrimination as an issue of Serbian society"

Gender discrimination as an issue of Serbian society​

Discrimination is something we have been facing throughout the history of humankind, and gender discrimination is its most common form. We face it every day, without even being aware of it. 

SOURCE: B92 Wednesday, December 26, 2018 | 08:00 -> 08:37

State Secretary within the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Government of Serbia, Darko Stanic, had an unseemly reaction at the conference on gender stereotypes, organized by nongovernmental organization "Atina", who reported it promptly.


Atina participated in the Roundtable discussion “Responding to the needs of girls in migration“

As part of the campaign 16 days of activism, ADRA and UNICEF organized the round table discussion named “Responding to the Needs of Girls in Migration”. This Roundtable included representatives from the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs (MoLESVA), Commissariat for Refugees and Migration (CRM), Centre for Human Trafficking Victims Prevention (CHTVP), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Elementary School Branko Pesic, Group 484, Indigo, Info Park, and NGO Atina.