Supporting refugee survivors of sexual and gender-based violence

Brushstrokes Community Project
Wednesday 7 November 2018 (13:00-16:30)

For more information on this event please contact Ann Bolstridge or Dr Lisa Goodson

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This event hosted by Dr Lisa Goodson, Professor Jenny Phillimore and Hoayda Darkal will raise awareness of the SEREDA* project, which looks to understand the incidence and nature of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) experienced by refugees fleeing unrest, particularly in the Levant region.

The project focuses on understanding how the health consequences of SGBV experiences are diagnosed and treated, and how they shape inequalities in life chances in different countries of refuge.

The event will take the form of presentations, discussions and focus groups where participants will be able to network and develop relationships with non-academic partners. These relationships will provide referral pathways and enable professionals to improve the response they are able to offer refugees who have experienced SGBV. We will share and discuss best practices that will help to inform and strengthen tools for recognising and recording the extent of SGBV. We encourage participants to share their expertise and experiences of working with survivors of SGBV.

We particularly welcome participants from the healthcare sector, local authority, community safety and Non- Governmental Organisation workers who have had some experience of supporting survivors of SGBV, such as (sexual) health visitors, social workers, BCC Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub, WM Police, Public Health England, Refugee Action, ANAWIM, ADARVO, Women’s Aid, Salvation Army and ASIRT.

Come along to this event and be a part of a community of interest, which will help advance knowledge and support for refugee survivors of SGBV and help survivors build resilient steps with their resettlement in the UK.

*Sexual and Gender-based violence: Refugee experiences from Displacement to Arrival, funded by the Europe and Global Challenges fund.

The project is being conducted in partnership with national and international NGOs providing services and support to refugees who have experienced violence.


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This event is part of the Festival of Social Science which runs from 3-10 November 2018. See what other events are taking place in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham.