FEMALE FORWARD

This bilateral initiative aims to strengthen the existing partnership and enhance the collaboration between SolidarityNow (SN) and the Norwegian NGO Dråpen i Havet / Drop in the Ocean (DiH), both working to support displaced people, especially vulnerable women, and children.

This will be achieved through the implementation of the following activities:

a) the exchange of know-how and sharing of information through study visits of experts from Greece and Norway,

b) the exchange of best practices related to the community engagement and integration of women asylum seekers and refugees residing in refugee camps/sites,

c) the joint implementation of activities of community engagement and support targeting women asylum seekers and refugees specifically in the camp of Nea Kavala/ Polykastro in Northern Greece.

The activities of community engagement aim at the empowerment of women and adolescent girls through the provision of skills building, recreational activities, GBV awareness raising sessions, info sessions on a variety of topics such as female health, women’s rights, child protection etc, as well as info-session and trainings aiming at the integration of women to the labor market.

This bilateral initiative is funded under the Bilateral Fund of the “Asylum & Migration” programme in Greece, with a total budget of 125,000 euros. The Proogramme is financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, as part of the EEA Grants 2014 – 2021. The bilateral fund aspires to promote collaboration, exchange of knowledge and good practices between legal entities in Greece and in the Donor States. The Fund Operator for the “Asylum & Migration” programme in Greece is SOL Consulting S.A in partnership with Human Rights 360, while the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI), acts as a Donor Programme Partner (DPP).

More information: https://www.asylumandmigration-eeagrants.gr