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1st Transnational Cooperation Meeting, Coimbra, Portugal

A total of 33 participants from Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, Greece, UK, Slovenia, Austria and Cyprus, representing stakeholders and migrant women from prominent migrant communities from Middle Eastern, African, and East European countries, came together in Coimbra (Portugal) for the 1st BASE Transnational Cooperation Meeting.

The meeting aimed to analyse country contexts regarding sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) against migrant and refugee women and girls and debate common strategies with representatives from support services working with victims of SGBV, public entities and migrant/ refugee women themselves.

The sessions focused around 4 main themes: gender-related vulnerabilities and communication; access to services and facilities; sexual and reproductive health issues; partnerships and inter-institutional collaboration. The participants discussed the challenges to support migrant/refugee girls and women survivors of SGBV and proposals to respond to the challenges across the partner countries.