Addressing Sexual Violence against Refugee Women – A EU Daphne Project

Un progetto per combattere la violenza contro le donne migranti

La violenza sessuale contro le donne rifugiate e richiedenti asilo è un fenomeno drammatico in Europa e nei paesi del Mediterraneo. Organismi e istituzioni internazionali – tra cui ONU, UNHACR, Consiglio d’Europa e Parlamento Europeo – hanno richiamato l’attenzione sull’urgenza di promuovere politiche specifiche, poiché il rischio di violenze e di abusi sessuali rende le donne più vulnerabili.

Attraverso un programma di formazione e le azioni pilota, il progetto ASVARW intende sensibilizzare alla violenza sessuale basata sul genere gli operatori che lavorano, con diversi ruoli e competenze, nei centri che accolgono donne rifugiate e richiedenti asilo consapevolezza. Intende inoltre fornire strumenti per contrastarla, in particolare a coloro che hanno i primi contatti e sono i più vicini alle donne.

Venerdì 4 maggio si terrà a Bologna l’evento finale: Prevenire e contrastare la violenza sessuale contro le rifugiate e richiedenti asilo.

This Project is funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Union

The partnership

Training and Capacity Building

Training modules for key professionals who are the first contact for the victims of violence. Each treaning program consists of modules on specific topics for different groups: social workers, psycologists and legal counselors at receptions and assistance centers, medical staff, police staff.

Joint Need Assestment Report

Pilot Actions

The first action aims at testing a multi-disciplinary approach by setting up teams that bring together different competences working jointly on the identification, recognition and treatment for RAS victims of sexual violence.

  • Multi-disciplinary team in Italy
  • Multi-disciplinary team in UK

The second action identifies and trains RAS women who are willing to be engaged as community Antennas for supporting other women who experienced conditions of violence.

  • Community Antennas in Italy

Awareness Raising at Community Level

The networking actions target those professionals and service providers who are not directly dilling with RAS women but are actively involved at institutional and community level in the field of contrasting violence against women and migrants inflows.

  • Community Activities in Italy
  • Community Activities in UK
  • Community Activities in Spain
  • Community Activities in Greece