Look Wide! – Developing a working method to support LGBTI victims of GBV by integrating gender and sexual diversity
Look Wide supports LGBTI victims of gender-based violence by integrating gender and sexual diversity into the work of professionals working with victims of GBV.
Grant Agreement Number: 776985
Funded by: REC Duration: 01/2018-01/2020
Despite progress in many areas over the last decades, people in Europe are still discriminated due to their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons cannot fully enjoy their universal human rights.
Actually, LGTBI victims of gender-based violence (GBV) in the EU do not receive adequate support, resulting in the violation of their rights. Member States have not developed effective supporting services for victims of GBV, which take into account the specific circumstances of LGTBI victims. This lack of a comprehensive approach to GBV and the deficiencies in support services and intervention professionals violate the rights of many EU citizens.
By improving the integration of gender and sexual diversity in victims’ support services, Look Wide safeguards the rights of LGBTI victims of Gender Based Violence (GBV).