‘Marie Popelin’ prize for Ines Keygnaert
Ines Keygnaert received the prestigious Marie Popelin Prize for her exceptional contribution to scientific research on sexual violence and for the translation of her research into care models and policy measures. The Marie Popelin Prize is awarded every five years...
Ines Keygnaert is professor of Sexual and Reproductive Health at ICRH Belgium and at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Ghent University. She leads the Gender & Violence team and coordinates the research on sexual violence and the violation of sexual and reproductive health rights. She also focuses on gender and sexual health promotion in hard-to-reach, vulnerable and/or minoritized groups.
Based on her research and interviews of 1001 victims, the care and assistance provided to Belgian victims has changed dramatically. There has been a shift from of a purely forensic approach ('the body as a crime scene') towards a patient-oriented and holistic approach. Currently there are Sexual Assault Care Centers in Brussels, Ghent, Liège, Antwerp and Charleroi, but the aim is to have one in every judicial district by 2023.
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PhD defense Ms Olena Ivanova
On Thursday 5 May 2022, Olena Ivanova successfully defended PhD at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Ghent University.Read more
Getuigenissen over vrouwen en geweld -- dinsdag 14/05
Wereldwijd worden heel wat vrouwen slachtoffer van geweld. ICRH, het International Centre for Reproductive Health, (Universiteit Gent) probeert o.a. op basis van internationaal onderzoek dit probleem in kaart te brengen en zo ook bij te dragen tot de preventie ervan.Read Dutch version
New chat service for Sexual Assault Care Centers, ICRH Belgium
On the 10th of April ICRHB launched on a new chat service as an outreach tool to the victims with the aim to facilitate the access to the SACCs in Belgium. The team of Prof. Ines Keygnaert has been working...Read more