As shown in the recent research by Association for Legal Intervention, gender-based violence against female asylum seekers and refugees seems to be an invisible issue for the Polish decision-makers. First of all, the under-reporting is very substantial. Secondly, no culturally- sensitive measures have been so far developed in the Polish violence prevention system, that would be effective in counteracting this phenomenon and protecting the victims.
An extract from the research report by Witold Klaus can be downloaded here:
English version: FORCED FEMALE MIGRANTS AS VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE IN POLAND
Polish version: MIGRANTKI PRZYMUSOWE JAKO OFIARY PRZEMOCY W POLSCE
„Bezpieczny dom? Przemoc fizyczna i symboliczna wobec uchodźczyń i uchodźców” [„A safe home? Physical and symbolic violence against refugees”], a final publication summarizing the “Research on perils to the integration process of forced migrants in Poland” project, implemented in cooperation with the Institute of Public Affairs. It will include reports on violence towards female asylum seekers and refugees and on the risk of housing exclusion among forced migrants in Poland.