Ms Lotte De Schrijver

Researcher

Lotte

Lotte De Schrijver, MSc, is a clinical psychologist and sexologist with both scientific and clinical experience in the field of SRHR. 

Lotte is currently working on the project UN-MENAMAIS: UNderstanding the MEchanisms, NAture, MAgnitude and Impact of Sexual violence in Belgium. She focuses on the prevalence of sexual violence and its impact on the lives of individuals belonging to minority groups in Belgium. For her PhD, she is specifically interested in studying sexual violence in sexual & gender minorities and migrants, applicants for international protection and refugees from an intersectional and psychological perspective.

She has been working on several projects at the ICRH since 2014, including FGM-PREV: Towards a better estimation of prevalence of female genital mutilation in the European Union and SH-CAPAC: Supporting health coordination, assessments, planning, access to health care and capacity building in Member States under particular migratory pressure. In addition, she also participated in several projects aimed at training health care professionals in SRHR.  

Lotte combines her work at the ICRH with practicing clinical psychology, sexology and cognitive behavioral therapy in a multidisciplinary group practice. Further, she is also the president of the Vlaamse Vereniging van Klinisch Psychologen (VVKP, Flemish Association of Clinical Psychologists) and a board member of the Belgian Federation of Psychologists (BFP). 

She holds a Master degree in Human Sexuality Studies, a Master in World Religions, Inter-religious Dialogue and Religious Studies, a Master in Clinical and Health Psychology and a Master in Health Management and Policy. She also holds a degree in Psycho-oncology and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
 

Publications of Lotte

2022 Sexual violence and help-seeking behavior in applicants for international protection residing in Belgium

Lotte De Schrijver, Ines Keygnaert, Anne Nobels

2022 Sexual violence in applicants for international protection : preliminary results from the UN-MENAMAIS study in Belgium

Lotte De Schrijver, Ines Keygnaert, Anne Nobels

2022 Sexual violence against migrant men in Europe: prevalence and exploratory research

Lotte De Schrijver

2022 An assessment of the proportion of LGB+ persons in the Belgian population, their identification as sexual minority, their mental health and experienced minority stress

Lotte De Schrijver, Ines Keygnaert

2022 Locked up at home : a cross-sectional study into the effects of COVID-19 lockdowns on domestic violence in households with children in Belgium

Lotte De Schrijver, Ines Keygnaert

2022 Locked up at home: A cross-sectional study into the effects of COVID-19 lockdowns on domestic violence in households with children in Belgium

Lotte De Schrijver, Ines Keygnaert

2022 Mental health and domestic violence in households with children during lockdown measures in Belgium

Lotte De Schrijver, Ines Keygnaert

2022 Minority identity, othering-based stress and sexual violence

Lotte De Schrijver, Ines Keygnaert

2022 Research in hard-to-reach populations : challenges and strategies for conducting sexual violence studies in applicants for international protection beyond the European General Data Protection Regulation

Lotte De Schrijver, Ines Keygnaert

2022 Sexual violence in LGB+ persons: results from the UN-MENAMAIS study in Belgium

Lotte De Schrijver, Ines Keygnaert

2022 Sexual violence in sexual and gender minorities : preliminary results from the UN-MENAMAIS study in Belgium

Lotte De Schrijver, Ines Keygnaert

2022 Vulnerabilities, consequences, and help-seeking behavior related to sexual victimization in migrants, applicants for international protection, and refugees in Europe : a critical interpretive synthesis

Lotte De Schrijver, Ines Keygnaert

2022 Diversiteitssensitief klinisch psychologisch handelen : een nieuwe (basis)vaardigheid?

Lotte De Schrijver

2022 Sexual violence and risk markers in othered sexual and migrant minorities in Belgium

Lotte De Schrijver

2021 Good practice tool for police hearings with migrant, applicant for international protection, refugee (MAR), trafficked, and LGBT+ victims of sexual violence

Lotte De Schrijver, Ines Keygnaert

2021 Modello di buona prassi per gli agenti di polizia che conducono colloqui con migranti, richiedenti protezione internazionale, rifugiati (MRR), vittime di tratta e persone LGBT+ che hanno subito violenza sessuale

Lotte De Schrijver, Ines Keygnaert

2021 Outil de bonnes pratiques pour les interrogatoires de police avec les victimes de violences sexuelles étant des migrants, réfugiés, demandeurs de protection internationale (MRD), des victimes de la traite des êtres humains et des victimes LGBT+

Lotte De Schrijver, Ines Keygnaert

2021 Richtlijnen voor politieverhoren met Migranten, Verzoekers om Internationale Bescherming en Vluchtelingen (MiViV), slachtoffers van mensenhandel en LGBT+ slachtoffers van seksueel geweld

Lotte De Schrijver, Ines Keygnaert

2021 Eerste bevindingen omtrent Seksueel Geweld en COVID-19 in 2020 in België : kan een voorspellingsmodel helpen in vergelijkbare lockdown-situaties?

Lotte De Schrijver, Ines Keygnaert, Anne Nobels

2021 Eerste bevindingen omtrent seksueel geweld en COVID-19 in 2020 in België : kan een voorspellingsmodel helpen in vergelijkbare lockdown-situaties?

Lotte De Schrijver, Ines Keygnaert, Anne Nobels

Projects of Lotte

Interpersonal violence Reproductive rights

Evaluation of the existing assistance landscape for perpetrators and potential perpetrators of sexual violence

Sexual violence is an important social problem that affects public health and well-being. Recent research in the Belgian population showed that all genders and all age groups are vulnerable to sexual violence.


Project ongoing
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Inclusive Holistic Care for Migrant victims of sexual violence (INHeRE)

Migrants, Applicants of International Protection and Refugees (MAR) are at high risk of sexual victimization (SV) at all stages of their migration trajectory. An integrated holistic approach from detection to follow-up has been recognized as the best care for all victims of SV.


Project ongoing
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Interpersonal violence Epidemiological modeling

Relationships, Stress and Aggression during the COVID-19 crisis in Belgium (RSA)

To contain the COVID-19 pandemic, governments worldwide restricted social and physical contact by issuing lockdown and social-distancing measures. Already  a few weeks after the first COVID-19 realted lockdown being issued in Belgium in March 2020, Prof Keygnaert (UGent-ICHR) and Prof Vandeviver (UGent-IRCP) set up a study on Relationships, Stress and Aggression (RSA) in times of COVID-19 crisis in Belgium. This longitudinal self-reporting study was stopped in July 2020 and got lots of attention as it demonstrated high levels of stress, rather unhealthy ways of coping and a lot of domestic violence occurring in Belgian households.


Project ongoing
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Interpersonal violence

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.


Project ongoing
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