NET-CARE | Report for countering sexual and gender based violence towards migrants and refugees

Migrant Women and child

One important question arising from the global context of arrivals of people from third countries is the way refugee and migrant women are treated. According to the European Institute for Gender Equality’s (EIGE) Milestones Report and taking into consideration the provisions of the Victims’ Rights Directives (Directive 2012/23/EU) and the Anti-Trafficking Directive (Directive 2011/36/EU), member states of the European Union (EU) “are committed to continual monitoring and assessment of gender-based violence”.

However, there are still many existing gaps and needs regarding sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) towards migrant and refugee population in Greece, Italy, Spain, which should be responded.

The report analyses the existing policies, the status and trends of existing support services in order to reveal the service delivery gaps and requirements to meet the needs of the victims of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) among migrant and refugee children, women, girls, and vulnerable people in Greece, Spain and Italy. The desk and field research took place in the framework of EU funded project “ NET-CARE: Networking and Care for Refugee and Migrant Women”.

Read the report here.