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.
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