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IAPHP (Intercultural Approach to Prevent Harmful Practices)

Through the development of a comprehensive digital toolbox, substantial train-the-trainer sessions, and tailor-made awareness seminars for migrants, the IAPHP Project aims to equip first-line practitioners and migrant women to prevent, detect, and respond to harmful practises.

The IAPHP project aims to create a safer and more inclusive society free of harmful practices by encouraging intercultural mediation and collaboration.

The project is funded by the Justice Programme, from the European Commission, and will run until 2024.

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Objectives of the project

The objectives of the project are to:

  • Development of an intercultural digital toolkit to prevent HP on migrant and refugee women at risk of social exclusion, with a Reference Framework for Intercultural Dialogue, available online.
  • Development and implementation of training of first-line practitioners from the health sector, NGOs, police and teachers to adjust their HP – SGBV prevention tools to intercultural scenarios.
  • Development and launch of awareness-raising materials which aim to support migrant women in identifying early signs of possible aggression, based on human and women’s rights contemplated in international legal treaties and conventions, by acknowledging, expressing and acting on these situations.

Activities under the project

  1. The project will develop a digital toolbox for trainers on (1) HP prevention, (2) detection, (3) crisis management, and (4) post-intervention of migrants’ victims, as well as a Reference Framework for Intercultural Mediation on HP.
  2. In Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Belgium, the project will create and implement train-the-trainer workshops for practitioners from health, education, and law enforcement sectors on how to avoid, detect, and respond to Harmful Practices.
  3. In addition, awareness sessions will be held in Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Belgium as part of the initiative.

Expected outcomes

  • Research report
  • Digital toolkit
  • Training for practitioners
  • Awareness-raising activities
  • IAPHP Final conference

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DISCLAIMER: Co-funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Commission. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

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