The INHeRE project (2019-2021), funded by the European Commission, aimed to improve inclusive, holistic care for migrant victims of sexual violence, regardless of their age, gender, sexual orientation and/or legal status by strengthening the capacity of multi-sector frontline professionals. More specifically, the project targeted five key professionals groups:
- police officers and law enforcement officials,
- intercultural mediators and interpreters,
- staff working in asylum reception centres and
- staff working in sexual assault centres.
Please, find the complete summary of the project’s objectives, specific aims and outcomes in the project’s brochure.
At the end of this two-year project, the INHeRE project consortium proudly presents an overview of the good practice tools and the online training!
The tools to improve professionals’ practice are:
- A Triage Tool for identification, care and referral of victims of sexual violence at European asylum reception and accommodation initiatives. Please, find the link to the Triage Tool here.
- A Good Practice Tool for police hearings with migrant, applicant for international protection, refugee (MAR), trafficked, and LBGT+ victims of sexual violence. Please find the link to this Good Practice Tool here.
- Upgraded international remote interpreting system, including user checklist.
An online training to improve your knowledge:
- Training “Sexual Violence & Migration”, which consists of 8 comprehensive online modules to improve the capacity of frontline professionals in caring for and referring migrant victims of sexual violence.
All tools are published in English, Dutch, French and Italian. All tools and the details to access the online training are available free of charge on the website of ICRH Belgium.
The INHeRE consortium truly hopes that the tools and the training can improve professionals’ abilities to identify, care and refer migrant victims of sexual violence. Feedback on the project is most welcome at Leni.Linthout@UGent.be.