Malta and Spain join forces to train trainers on gender based violence against refugees and asylum seekers.
More than 25 professionals from Spain and Malta met at the end of February at the Casa Internazionale delle Donne in Rome to participate in the first training session on prevention and detection of gender-based violence in refugees and asylum seekers. This project was developed within the framework of the training of trainers program "mediterranean reception systems' coordinated response for people in migration (PiM) victims of SGBV" (Med-Res). The project was led by the Italian association AIDOS with the partnership of the FPFE and the Women's Right Foundation of Malta and co-financed from the European Commission’s Justice and Consumers DG.
The FPFE has led the participation of 14 professionals -psychologists and social workers- from the main entities working in the reception system for immigrants and refugees in Spain such as the Ministry of Labour, Migrations and Social Security; the Red Cross; the Spanish Commission for Refugees –CEAR; Doctors of the World and Valencia Acull in this training in Roma and in the next stages of the process.
They’ll become multipliers of the knowledge and tools acquired to bring the process to the maximum number of workers and volunteers working in the reception of immigrants and refugees.
Source: Federación de Planificación Familiar Estatal -FPFE