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Female-friendly Spaces (FFS), where women and girls engage in activities to improve their social and emotional well being, built their confidence and resilience while receiving tailored psychosocial services in a safe space.

The Female-friendly Spaces were part of the Child & Family Support Hubs (CFSH) program operating in camp sites in Central Greece, Central and Eastern Macedonia, Attica and Thessaloniki, jointly supported by UNICEF Greece and IOM Greece with funding by the European Union. Today, they function separately as part of a new intervention in camp sites, the HARP program, which includes the FFS, legal and employability support and is implemented with the support of IOM Greece and funding from the EU.


Each CFSH consisted of a safe place where refugee and migrant children, women and families received crucial services free-of-charge, including psychosocial and non-formal educational activities, legal and psycho-social support and targeted case management. Specifically the service provision included:

  • Non-formal educational activities to children and adults and support to formal school enrolment; (completed)
  • Identification and targeted case management of children at risk and vulnerable women and families, focusing particularly on unaccompanied and separated children (UASC), sexual and gender-based violence survivors (SGBV) and people with disability and/or illness; (completed)
  • Provision of psychosocial and legal support, including appropriate referrals to other service providers when needed; (completed)
  • Provision of accurate and tailored information to refugees and migrants on their rights as third-country nationals, the asylum procedure, as well as on accessing public and other services. (completed)

This project was jointly supported by UNICEF Greece and IOM Greece with funding by the European Union.