Sexual and Gender-based Violence

The UN-MENAMAIS research aims at a better understanding of the mechanisms, nature, magnitude and impact of sexual violence in Belgium. Le projet de recherche UN-MENAMAIS vise à une meilleure compréhension des mécanismes, de la nature, de l’ampleur et de l’impact de la violence sexuelle en Belgique. Het UN-MENAMAIS onderzoeksproject streeft naar een beter begrip van de mechanismes, aard, omvang en impact van seksueel geweld in België.

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Overall objective: To conduct a policy-oriented study on prevalence and characteristics of violence against women in Brussels Capital Region.

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This project aimed at providing an in-depth analysis of the current practice of Urgent Medical Aid (UMA) for Undocumented Migrants (UM) in Belgium.

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The federal state secretary of Equality Elke Sleurs assigned ICRH to investigate which model of sexual assault referral centres (SARC) is most appropriate and feasible in the Belgian context.

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This small scale study aimed at assessing the desirability and feasibility of applying ‘sexual assault reference centres’ among the hospitals in the Province of Eastern Flanders that dispose of an emergency care unit and the possibility to conduct medical forensic activities. All 14 hospitals that match those inclusion criteria were invited to participate in the study.

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This project aims to sensitize and train health workers in Belgian hospitals in addressing, assisting and referring patients in interpersonal violence situations adequately. However, due to budgetary restrictions, the different project pathways had to be altered offering only advanced trainings and protocol development coaching to hospitals already included in the project in the previous year (2010-2011).

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This project aims to sensitize and train health workers in Belgian hospitals in addressing, assisting and referring patients in interpersonal violence situations adequately.

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Applying a Community Based Participatory Research Approach, Senperforto aims to enhance the prevention of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the European Reception and Asylum sector by the development of a European Frame of Reference for Prevention of SGBV in this sector. In 2010 we first conducted a Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) Survey on SGBV experience, prevention and response among both professionals and young asylum seeking residents in different reception facilities in each of the 8 partner countries

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Within the European reception facilities; asylum seekers, unaccompanied minors as well professionals reveal to be vulnerable to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). Yet, no specific prevention tools, codes of conduct nor standard operating procedures in prevention and response of SGBV in this sector exist. 

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OBJECTIVES:
•To research sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) against trans-migrants in Morocco who aimed or are still aiming at moving on to Europe, in a participatory way
•To raise awareness about SGBV against trans-migrants among different Moroccan and European stakeholders and the prevention needs and possibilities
•To empower trans-migrants in preventing SGBV

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