EASO Consultative Forum Thematic Meeting on gender-related persecution

On 11th July, EASO organised a Consultative Forum Thematic Meeting on gender-related persecution. The meeting gathered around 35 specialised civil society organisations (CSOs).

The overall aim of the meeting was to: explore how CSOs support persons in the EU+ Member States’ asylum and reception systems who experienced gender-related persecution; identify the main challenges and good practices, and; discuss if and how EASO could integrate civil society’s expertise in possible future work on this topic.

More specifically, four main topics were discussed in detail during thematic break-out sessions, including:

  • Women and girls in the EU asylum systems
  • Mitigating the risks of gender based violence in reception facilities
  • Harmful traditional practices as ground for asylum
  • Reception conditions for LGBTI applicants 

As expected outcome to the meeting, participants put forward recommendations addressed to NGOs counterparts, Member States' authorities, as well as EASO and other EU agencies.

For any further information, please write to consultative-forum@easo.europa.eu.