Training 'Gender in the asylum procedure'

(14-12-2022) Law Research Group members Lore Roels and Liselot Casteleyn will present at a training organised by NANSEN ngo on 'gender in the asylum procedure: stereotypes uncovered and trauma sensitivity explained’. The training focuses on the meaning and implications of a 'gender-sensitive' asylum procedure. In a first part, specific stereotypes around sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) on the one hand (by Lore Roels) and sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) on the other hand (by Liselot Casteleyn) will be uncovered and participants will be given tools to refute these kinds of reasoning in an asylum procedure. In a second part, Woman'Dō (a centre for specialised psychological care for (young) women with a migration background due to SGBV) will provide participants with tools to approach applicants with SGBV-related flight stories gender- and trauma-sensitively and minimise the risk of re-traumatisation.


The session will be in English and French (without simultaneous translation)

When : on 21 December 2022 from 10am to 1pm

Where : online

More info:

Do you support applicants with gender-based refugee stories professionally and have questions/want more info? If you cannot attend the session, you can contact the researchers directly at '' (SGG) and '' (SOGI).