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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
experience of violence.
This publication is part of efforts to shed lights on the problem of violence against women and girls in refugee population.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the women refugees and migrants who participated in the pilot survey on violence, but also
to the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs and the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration, as well as civil society
organizations active in this field, for making it possible to carry out this type of research.
Special thanks go to: Marijana Todorovic, Zorana Parezanovic, Doris Rafajlovski, Milica Kezic, Natalija Trajkovic, Andja Petrovic, Andrijana
Radoičic, Milena Radulovic, Jasminka Al Alosh, Boushra Jaber and Marija Pantelic.
The report was supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Country Office in Serbia.