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Project: You too? No way! Rape mythology applied to credibility assessments of applications based on sexual or gender-based violence (SGBV) in the European asylum procedure

2021-10-18 – 2021-10-31


UNHCR’s concern that asylum authorities base credibility assessments on stereotypical and erroneous gender perceptions strongly resembles the ‘rape mytholgy’ phenomenon. This research will collect data from a literature analysis, asylum authorities (case law study and self-reporting KAP survey), and asylum seekers themselves (qualitative interviews), in order to analyse the occurrence of ‘SGBV mythology’ in the European asylum procedure.