Migrant Women & Girls Toolbox

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The NGO Femmes en Détresse A.S.B.L, with the support of the City of Luxembourg is developing a toolbox containing training material for frontline workers so that they can deliver more tailored support to migrant women and girls who survived sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). 

At the start of the project, IOM Luxembourg and Femmes en Détresse created an online survey to capture the needs of the frontline workers in Luxembourg. This survey covered various topics such as the current knowledge of frontline services on SGBV and their exact training needs. This allowed the project partners to tailor the training tools to the actual needs of its beneficiaries. These results together with a mapping of existing services in Luxembourg were consolidated in a report. If you are interested to read this report (French/English), please contact Sofia or Isabel.

Recognizing that SGBV occurs in many forms, the training tools contains 4  practical modules:

The modules include: 

1. Introduction to SGBV in a migratory context, including intercultural communication, gender and intersectional dimensions, and vulnerabilities related to the migration path. 

2. Domestic violence

3. Trafficking in human beings

4. Other forms of violence such as female genital cutting (FGM), forced marriages, honour-related violence based on sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. 

project brief WP3

For more information, read our latest project update!

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Each toolbox developed in the project has been carefully reviewed by a diverse panel of thematic experts at the end of 2020. The experts brought a wide variety of expertise and insights on the comprehensiveness, duplicability and practical use of the tools in other EU contexts. The experts involved in the project include field specialists, activists, academics, and specialized city services. Want to know more about the experts on the Migrant women and girls toolbox? Check their profiles below by clicking on their picture!