Ines Keygnaert

Ines Keygnaert is professor of sexual and reproductive health and coordinates the research line on violence and violation of sexual and reproductive health rights, as well as on gender and sexual health promotion in hard-to-reach, vulnerable and/or minority groups. Her PhD dealt with sexual violence against refugees. Commissioned by the Belgian government, Ines developed, piloted and evaluated the Belgian Care Centres after Sexual Violence. She also coordinated the first representative prevalence study on sexual violence in Belgium, the studies on sexual violence and refugees and developed a range of (inter)national clinical guidelines, prevention tools, procedures and trainings and regularly serves as an expert for various UN bodies and governments. She was awarded the Lucien De Coninck Prize and the Marie Poppelin Prize for her pioneering research with a major social impact .

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