The main focus in the handbook is on adult women but lessons can be also drawn to work with youth and children.
In this webinar Ms Inka Lilja from the European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control (HEUNI) will present a handbook developed by HEUNI and partner organizations, who work daily with refugee women in six EU Member States: Croatia, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Finland and Italy.
The handbook was developed through a co-creation process and entails a counselling method for working with refugee women who have been victims of gender-based violence. A part of the co-creation process was an extensive data collection through which information was gathered on the phenomena of GBV in the asylum context and the challenges and lessons learned in assisting the victims.
Ms Lilja will talk about the pattern of violence identified in the research including continuums of violence and normalization of violence in the lives of refugee women as well as about the dilemma this particular group of victims faced in accessing the criminal justice and asylum system. Moreover, Ms Lilja will also lead the participants through the main points of the counselling method developed.