UN-MENAMAIS: Understanding Mechanisms, Nature, Magnitude and Impact of Sexual Violence in Belgium
The UN-MENAMAIS research aims at a better understanding of the mechanisms, nature, magnitude and impact of sexual violence in Belgium.
Academic network for sexual and reproductive health and rights policy (ANSER)
Ghent University established an Academic Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Policy that aims to become a global resource for SRHR policy research, education and service delivery by establishing an international platform for research on SRHR policy related topics; by developing a portfolio of education and training programmes on SRHR policy; and by fostering interaction between SRHR researchers and policy makers.
Chatline for victims of sexual violence and their support figures: development and pilot study
This project aims to make aid as accessible as possible to victims of sexual violence and their support figures. In a first phase the feasibility of a phone- and chatline was researched and a model was developed. Subsequently, the piloting of the chatline model was requested by the Belgian government. The piloting consists of two main parts. The first part holds the launching of a chat service for victims of sexual assault and their support figures. The chat service was launched on April 10th 2019 and aims to bring victims of sexual violence in touch with a SACC or other specialized caregivers.
The Belgian Sexual Assault Care Centres: from piloting to evaluation
Subsequent to ICRH’s feasibility study on the development and validation of a model of holistic care for victims of sexual violence in Belgium, the Federal State Secretary of Equality assigned ICRH to pilot and evaluate Sexual Assault Care Centres (SACC) in Ghent, Brussels and Liège.
Household survey on interpersonal violence and well-being in Brussels (VAW-study Brussels)
This project is a policy-oriented study on prevalence of physical, psychological, sexual violence, stalking and sexual harassment reported by women who live in the Brussels-Capital Region.
Prevalence of violence against women in the Brussels Capital Region
Overall objective: To conduct a policy-oriented study on prevalence and characteristics of violence against women in Brussels Capital Region.
Partner violence and pregnancy, an intervention-study within perinatal care (MOM-study)
Large-scale prevalence study of physical, psychological and sexual violence one year before, during and one year after pregnancy
Access to health care for undocumented migrants in Belgium: SWOT analysis of the procedure of urgent medical aid
This project aimed at providing an in-depth analysis of the current practice of Urgent Medical Aid (UMA) for Undocumented Migrants (UM) in Belgium.
A European six country study on victimization, life events, fear of childbirth an mode of delivery (BIDENS)
The project aims to assess violence related factors that may influence pregnant women’s fear of childbirth and how this affects the mode of delivery, in order to improve antenatal care and maternity services in 6 European countries
Feasibility & Desirability study of Sexual Assault Reference Centres in the Province of Eastern Flanders
This small scale study aimed at assessing the desirability and feasibility of applying ‘sexual assault reference centres’ among the hospitals in the Province of Eastern Flanders that dispose of an emergency care unit and the possibility to conduct medical forensic activities. All 14 hospitals that match those inclusion criteria were invited to participate in the study.
A European research project on domestic violence against women/men in Europe (DOVE)
The general objective of the DOVE project was to collect, describe, compare and analyse documents on policies and practices directly addressing domestic violence that are being implemented throughout the participating countries
Addressing interpersonal violence in Belgian hospitals
This project aims to sensitize and train health workers in Belgian hospitals in addressing, assisting and referring patients in interpersonal violence situations adequately. However, due to budgetary restrictions, the different project pathways had to be altered offering only advanced trainings and protocol development coaching to hospitals already included in the project in the previous year (2010-2011).