Equalcity - Luxembourg


Funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014 – 2020), Equalcity aims to improve existing urban services for victims of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in order to better reach migrant communities and to improve identification, referral, protection and recovery of SGBV victims within these communities.

In Luxembourg, the project is implemented by IOM in partnership with Femmes en détresse and the city of Luxembourg. The focus will be on providing assistance to female migrants victims of SGBV. Activities have started at the end of November 2019 and will run for 2 years, until November 2021. The first year will consist of mapping initiatives and the development of a SGBV toolbox targeting women in migrant communities, including refugees and asylum seekers, whether they are newly arrived or from a second or third generation. The toolbox will include a training curriculum for frontline workers working directly or likely to be in contact with women from migrant communities to respond to SGBV in the migratory context and mainstreaming intercultural considerations.

More information can be found on the general project website: https://belgium.iom.int/equalcity.