In her presentation, Michelle will demonstrate how refugee women often experience a continuum of Gender Based Violence - in their countries of origin, on migration routes on their way to Europe/Germany but also in reception centers in Germany, in which structural factors impede an effective prevention and protection of violence. In a second step, she will present her organization´s multi-layered approach to support refugee survivors of Gender Based Violence living in Bavarian refugee centers. As one part of this approach, Doctors of the world trains female residents of refugee centres to become "multipliers" who offer support and counselling to their communities in the centres. One of these multipliers will contribute to the presentation by introducing her work and by demonstrating her personal experiences in a Bavarian reception center.
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