What the eye does not see: a critical interpretive synthesis of European Union policies addressing sexual violence in vulnerable migrants

2015Ines Keygnaert & Aurore Guieu

In Europe, refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants are more vulnerable to sexual victimisation than European citizens. They face more challenges when seeking care. This literature review examines how legal and policy frameworks at national, European and international levels condition the prevention of and response to sexual violence affecting these vulnerable migrant communities living in the European Union.

Key wordsMigrant / Rape / sexual violence / Violence Against Women / women