BASE (REC-AG-2017/REC-RDAP-GBV-AG-2017) addresses the need to counteract GBV against refugee/migrant girls through the development and sustainability of strategies to nurture inclusive communication and a culture of trust between support service professionals, victims, families and communities, thus preventing victim re-traumatisation and encouraging reporting of GBV. Violence against women and young girls knows no cultural, geographical or ethnic barriers, several studies have identified that some groups are particularly vulnerable - migrant and ethnic minority women, female asylum seekers, refugees are among those.
The project aims to contribute to the development and sustainability of inclusive support services in cases of gender based violence against girls by: Empowering migrant/refugee women as cultural advisors; Building the capacity of professionals to communicate and address the needs of migrant/refugee girls and their families; Supporting and promoting intersectional, cross-country cooperation; Raising awareness on the problem; its consequences; and the provision of support. The duration of the project is 24 months ( January 2019 – January 2021)
BASE comprises nine organisations, from eight EU countries. These are: Leader: “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center (CY); Abif (AT); CESIE (IT); Portuguesa Conversas de Psicologia - APCdP (PT); Gender Alternatives Foundation (BG) Family and Childcare Centre – KMOP (GR); Rinova Ltd (UK); Science and Research Centre Koper – SRK (SI).