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Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is a known widespread public health issue as well as a human rights violation, deeply rooted in both gender norms and power inequities (Muoo et al, 2020). In refugees, migrants and asylum seekers, high levels of SGBV are suspected, and those living in European asylum reception facilities are especially vulnerable to SGBV, yet little is known in terms of prevalence, causes or even preventable measures in place. One of the ways to improve detection of and therefore better response to SGBV among refugees and migrants is to better facilitate survivors to disclose their experiences to service providers (De Schrijver et al, 2018; Muoo et al, 2020). Unfortunately, social and structural factors can affect one’s ability, opportunity and motivation to disclose (UNCHR, 2019). In order for those factors to be accounted in terms of services provided, they must first be acknowledged. The aim of this study is therefore to look at the services currently provided to refugees, migrants and asylum seekers and factors supporting or impeding their disclosure of SGBV.
• Vincent, M.(2022). SEXUAL AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE IN EUROPEAN ASYLUM RECEPTION FACILITIES: DISCLOSURE EXPERIENCES.