PROTECT - Preventing sexual and gender-based violence against migrants and strengthening support to victims

Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is a prevalent human rights violation both globally and on the European level. SGBV has both physical and psychological forms, it includes domestic violence, sexual harassment and violence, harmful practices, exploitation and trafficking in human beings. Women and men, girls and boys and LGBTQI people can all become victims of such violencehowever the majority of the victims are women and girls.

The PROTECT – Preventing sexual and gender-based violence against migrants and strengthening support to victims project aims to support the coordination and/or adaptation of support services for sexual and gender-based violence victims and potential victims among refugees, migrants and asylum seekers (children and adults, including LGBTQI people). It is funded by the European Union's Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020).

The project is implemented by 12 IOM country offices (BelgiumBulgariaCroatiaGreeceHungaryIrelandItaly, Maltathe NetherlandsPolandSlovenia and Spainand 8 NGO partnersLegebitra (Slovenia), Le monde selon les femmes abl (Belgium),Fundación EMET Arco IrisAsociación RumiñahuiMovimiento por la Paz (Spain), Arq Psychotrauma Expert GroepRutgers, andPharos (Netherlands) between October 2018 and March 2020.

The overall objective of the project is to strengthen the capacities of existing national support services for sexual and gender based violence to coordinate better and make these systems available for refugee, migrant and asylum seeker victims and potential victims of SGBV. The project also aims to raise awareness among and empower these communities.

download PROTECT information materials

 

The project has the following specific objectives and activities which will be implemented during its 18-month project cycle.Most of the activities will be tailored to specific national context.

  1. Strengthen and adapt existing national support services for sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) to coordinate better and include refugees, migrants and asylum-seekers.
  2. Build capacity for professionals who work with and for refugees, migrants and asylum-seekers with the aim of identifying and addressing the needs of victims and potential victims of SGBV more effectively.
  3. Empower and inform refugee and migrant communities and asylum-seekers of SGBV and its prevention through a regional awareness-raising campaign.

The project will work closely with State authorities, first responders and service providers as well as refugees, migrants and asylum-seekers.

By the end of the project the following outputs will be produced:

  • SOPs/Guidelines developed / reviewed / contributed to in 8 countries
  • 120+ trainings organized over 12 countries
  • 13 000+ information materials distributed
  • 200+ information session organized on SGBV prevention

Download the PROTECT Mapping Report here: 

PROTECT Mapping Report

Download the Guidelines on identification and communication with migrant victims of sexual and gender-based violence in Hungary in ENGLISH and in HUNGARIAN:

IOM_PROTECT_Guidelines_HU       IOM_PROTECT_Iranymutatas_HU

Download the training packages (PDF and PPT files) here in ENGLISH and below in HUNGARIAN:

 

Oktatási kézikönyv a szexuális és nemi alapú erőszak migráns áldozatainak azonosításáról és a velük folytatott kommunikációról (PDF)

  1. Bevezetés (PPT)
  2. LMBT közösségek és migráció (PPT)
  3. Azonosítás (PPT)
  4. Kommunikáció (PPT)
  5. Interkulturális kommunikáció (PPT)

Szexuális és nemi alapú erőszak a migráció kontextusában (PDF)

  1. Szexuális erőszak a migráció kontextusában (PPT)

 

For further information, please contact:

Mr Balázs Lehel          
[email protected]            
+36 1 472 2500     

Ms Zsuzsanna Vég          
[email protected]           
+36 1 472 2500 

Project partners:

   

This project is funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020).