A Place To Call Home Exhibition - SEREDA

In 2020, over 80 million people were forcibly displaced. As many as 50% of females experienced sexual and gender-based violence with many facing further violence once they arrived in the UK. The SEREDA project uncovers the failures of the asylum system faced by forced migrants and is shaping policy and practice to improve the lives of survivors.

Introducing SEREDA

Explained by Professor Jenny Phillimore

Sexual and Gender Based Violence in the Refugee Crisis: from displacement to arrival (SEREDA)

Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) against refugees is a global challenge that demands urgent attention given the scale of forced displacement, and a problem at the nexus of three global challenges identified by the Europe and Global Challenges programme: global health, migration and social inequality.

The SEREDA Project is a major research initiative that is being undertaken across the United Kingdom, Australia, Sweden and Turkey by a multi-country research team from the University of Birmingham, University of Melbourne, Uppsala University and Bilkent University. The Project uses a social constructivist framework to understand the incidence and nature of SGBV experienced by women, men and child refugees who have fled conflict in the Levant Region.

Learn more about the aims of the SEREDA project

Help Shape Refugee and Asylum Policy

Share your insight into how policies can better support forced migrants through the SEREDA projects unfiltered lives campaign

Learn more about the unfiltered lives campaign