A participatory partnership for prevention of sexual violence against transmigrants in Morocco


  • 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


  • Community-based Participatory Research
  • Socio-ecological framework on violence
  • Desirable Prevention framework on prevention
  • In-depth interviews & focus groups


  • Setting-up of a multi-stakeholder Community Advisory Board for continuous participation
  • Recruitment & training of Community Researchers
  • Fieldwork research & analysis
  • Awareness raising & dissemination of research results
  • Formulation of policy and practice recommendations


  • Training and collaboration of 10 Community Researchers.
  • Establishment of a Community Advisory Board (CAB) consisting of community researchers, intermediary organizations & services, local & regional authorities and researchers. This CAB is involved in the questionnaire design; in the interpretation of the results; in the development, pilot-testing, finalization and dissemination of the tool; in the final European Seminar and in awareness raising.
  • Fieldwork research and report on sexual health, SGBV and SGBV prevention.
  • Two seminars: one in Morocco and one in Belgium
  • Publications: one book and several articles aimed at different stakeholders
  • Agenda setting for future research & action
Funding agencies: 
Partners in Reproductive Health, Belgium Prof. Dr. Abdessamad Dialmy, Université Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco IRFAM, Belgium
Project status: 
Ends on: 
Friday, November 23, 2012
Ends on: 
Monday, December 3, 2007
Ends on: 
Friday, November 23, 2012