RIKK has published an evaluation of Bjarkarhlíð – Center for Adult Survivors of Violence, a cooperative project between the City of Reykjavík, the Ministry of Social Affairs, the Ministry of Justice, the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police, the Women’s Shelter, Stígamót, Drekaslóð, the Icelandic Human Right Center, and The Women’s Counseling. The Center opened its doors on 2 March 2017 and was a pilot project until the end of 2018 when the center’s future was secured. This report outlines the major strengths and weaknesses of the project and provides insight into possible future improvements. The evaluation is a part of a cooperation agreement between the City of Reykjavík and RIKK – Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference at the University of Iceland. The evaluation is based on available quantitative and qualitative data from Bjarkarhlíð on the center’s general activities, services provided, the service users and their outlook, as well as new data gathered from staff and board members by interviews, consultation groups, phone and e-mail.

The report, in Icelandic with an English summary on pp. 7-10, is available here.