Violence exists in many forms and occurs in all types of relations. The consequences may be physical, psychological, social, sexual, reproductive or social-economic, and they often persist throughout the lifetime of the victim.
The ICRH aims to improve the health and well-being of people and groups that are vulnerable to violence, by reducing their vulnerability through prevention, interventions and care. Our research focuses on preventing violence in specific groups such as migrants, pregnant women and sexual minorities. In addition, special attention is paid to preventing harmful cultural practices such as female genital mutilation and child marriage.
Examples of projects:
- the operation of a recovery centre for victims of gender based violence in Mombasa.
- preventing violence against and among refugees.
- the mapping of prevalence and risk of female genital mutilation in Europe.