Make it work!: Training Manual for sexual health promotion and prevention of sexual and genderbased violence in the European reception & asylum sector. (8 European MS, 2008-2010)


Conference Proceedings: 6th European Public Health Conference (EUPHA 2013) : Health in Europe : are we there yet?

Everyone has the right to the highest standard of sexual health (SH) and to make SH decisions free of discrimination, coercion and violence. Yet, sexual and gender-based violence  SGBV) is a global public health problem and research has demonstrated that both residents and professionals in European asylum and reception settings are at great risk of SGBV victimization and perpetration. However, in this sector no adapted prevention nor response actions existed. In addition, many professionals complained to lack the capacity, means and tools to discuss SH issues in a culturally competent way while many of their migrant patients have poor SH.

Authors & affiliation: 
I Keygnaert1, S Demeyer1, E Frans2, T Demyttenaere1, M Temmerman1 1ICRH-Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium 2Sensoa, Antwerp, Belgium Contact:
Published In: 
European Journal of Public Health
Publication date: 
Saturday, November 16, 2013