A participatory partnership for prevention of sexual violence against transmigrants in Morocco


To research sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) against trans-migrants in Morocco who aimed or are still aiming at moving on to Europe, in a participatory way
To raise awareness about SGBV against trans-migrants among different Moroccan and European stakeholders and the prevention needs and possibilities
To empower trans-migrants in preventing SGBV


Community-based Participatory Research
Socio-ecological framework on violence
Desirable Prevention framework on prevention
In-depth interviews & focus groups


Setting-up of a multi-stakeholder Community Advisory Board for continuous participation
Recruitment & training of Community Researchers
Fieldwork research & analysis
Awareness raising & dissemination of research results
Formulation of policy and practice recommendations


Training and collaboration of 10 Community Researchers.
Establishment of a Community Advisory Board (CAB) consisting of community researchers, intermediary organizations & services, local & regional authorities and researchers. This CAB is involved in the questionnaire design; in the interpretation of the results; in the development, pilot-testing, finalization and dissemination of the tool; in the final European Seminar and in awareness raising.
Fieldwork research and report on sexual health, SGBV and SGBV prevention.
Two seminars: one in Morocco and one in Belgium
Publications: one book and several articles aimed at different stakeholders
Agenda setting for future research & action


Partners in Reproductive Health, Belgium; Prof. Dr. Abdessamad Dialmy, Université Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco; IRFAM, Belgium


December 03, 2007 - June 02, 2009

Project status

Project closed

Team members

Ms. Ines Keygnaert
Ms. Marleen Temmerman




Interpersonal violence

La Violence Sexuelle er Trans-Migrants Subsahariens au Maroc