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Hidden violence is silent rape : sexual and gender-based violence in refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants in Belgium and the Netherlands

Ines Keygnaert UGent, Nicole Vettenburg and Marleen Temmerman UGent (2012) CULTURE HEALTH & SEXUALITY. 14(5). p.505-520
abstract
Although women, young people and refugees are vulnerable to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) worldwide, little evidence exists concerning SGBV against refugees in Europe. Using community-based participatory research, 223 in-depth interviews were conducted with refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants in Belgium and the Netherlands. Responses were analysed using framework analysis. The majority of the respondents were either personally victimised or knew of a close peer being victimised since their arrival in the European Union. A total of 332 experiences of SGBV were reported, mostly afflicted on them by (ex-)partners or asylum professionals. More than half of the reported violent experiences comprised sexual violence, including rape and sexual exploitation. Results suggest that refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants in Belgium and the Netherlands are extremely vulnerable to violence and, specifically, to sexual violence. Future SGBV preventive measures should consist of rights-based, desirable and participatory interventions, focusing on several socio-ecological levels concurrently.
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subject
keyword
RISK, HUMAN-RIGHTS, HEALTH-PROBLEMS, PROTECTIVE FACTORS, PERCEPTIONS, WOMEN, SUPPORT, PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH, SOCIOECONOMIC POSITION, SOCIAL NETWORKS, sexual violence, refugees, Europe, prevention, risk factors
journal title
CULTURE HEALTH & SEXUALITY
Cult. Health Sex
volume
14
issue
5
pages
505 - 520
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000303210100003
JCR category
FAMILY STUDIES
JCR impact factor
1.494 (2012)
JCR rank
14/38 (2012)
JCR quartile
2 (2012)
ISSN
1369-1058
DOI
10.1080/13691058.2012.671961
project
Development of a prevention tool to combat violence against refugee women and girls in Europe: a participatory approach
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have retained and own the full copyright for this publication
id
2080079
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2080079
date created
2012-04-03 16:07:38
date last changed
2018-02-22 09:40:52
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  author       = {Keygnaert, Ines and Vettenburg, Nicole and Temmerman, Marleen},
  issn         = {1369-1058},
  journal      = {CULTURE HEALTH \& SEXUALITY},
  keyword      = {RISK,HUMAN-RIGHTS,HEALTH-PROBLEMS,PROTECTIVE FACTORS,PERCEPTIONS,WOMEN,SUPPORT,PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH,SOCIOECONOMIC POSITION,SOCIAL NETWORKS,sexual violence,refugees,Europe,prevention,risk factors},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {505--520},
  title        = {Hidden violence is silent rape : sexual and gender-based violence in refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants in Belgium and the Netherlands},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2012.671961},
  volume       = {14},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Keygnaert, Ines, Nicole Vettenburg, and Marleen Temmerman. 2012. “Hidden Violence Is Silent Rape : Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Undocumented Migrants in Belgium and the Netherlands.” Culture Health & Sexuality 14 (5): 505–520.
APA
Keygnaert, I., Vettenburg, N., & Temmerman, M. (2012). Hidden violence is silent rape : sexual and gender-based violence in refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants in Belgium and the Netherlands. CULTURE HEALTH & SEXUALITY, 14(5), 505–520.
Vancouver
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Keygnaert I, Vettenburg N, Temmerman M. Hidden violence is silent rape : sexual and gender-based violence in refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants in Belgium and the Netherlands. CULTURE HEALTH & SEXUALITY. 2012;14(5):505–20.
MLA
Keygnaert, Ines, Nicole Vettenburg, and Marleen Temmerman. “Hidden Violence Is Silent Rape : Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Undocumented Migrants in Belgium and the Netherlands.” CULTURE HEALTH & SEXUALITY 14.5 (2012): 505–520. Print.