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Project "Gender-Based Violence"

Project Title

BASE - Migrant and refugee child-friendly support services in cases of sexual and gender-based violence


Violence against women and young girls knows no cultural, geographical or ethnic barriers. Women with a migration background or from ethnic minorities and asylum seekers are particularly at risk. At the same time, access to and communication with the target group is a challenge for professionals.

BASE tries to contribute to the development and sustainability of integrative support services in cases of gender-based (sexualised) violence against girls and women. The objectives are to be achieved through the following strategic development steps: (1) empower women with a migration or refugee background as cultural advisers; (2) improve the capacity of professionals to communicate with women and girls with a migration or refugee background and their families; (3) support and promote intersectional, transnational cooperation; (4) raise awareness of the problem, its consequences and the provision of support.

The participating organisations come from 8 different EU countries: The coordinating institution is based in Cyprus, while the partner organisations come from Austria, Portugal, Bulgaria, Greece, the United Kingdom, Italy and Slovenia.

Project Management

Mag. Martin Stark

Project Team

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EU Commission – Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (REC)


Hope for Children (Cyprus)

Project Partner(s)

abif (Austria), APCdP (Portugal), GAF (Bulgaria), KMOP (Greece), Rinova (United Kingdom), CESIE (Italy), ZRS KOPER (Slovenia)


BASE Website