Recommendations For the Prevention and Management of Sexual Violence Against Female Migrant Domestic Workers
Research reports, working paper
The recommendations were formulated on the basis of the following collaborative tasks carried out as part of the COM-MUN-AID project:
(a) A qualitative research with 66 sexually victimized female migrant domestic workers from Austria (n=15), Cyprus (n=16), Greece (n=20) and Sweden (n=15);
(b) A systemat-ic review of the literature (electronic and desk-based), from five scientific databases (PUBMED, SCOPUS, WEB OF SCI-ENCE, EBSCO and HEIN-ONLINE) and investigated sexual violence against female migrant domestic workers in the current research and policy agenda of Europe;
(c) A qualita-tive research with 55 key informants from the partner countries (AU, CY, GR, SE, SL) representing different sectors as follows: governmental organisations/public au-thorities (n=21), trade unions (n=2), employers’ organisa-tions (n=1), private corporations (n=3), non-governmental organisations (n=25), community groups (n=1), and others (n=2);
(d) A mapping process of community resources, al-lies, policies and interventions carried out in the partner countries (AU, CY, GR, SE, SL); (e) A train-the-trainer pro-gramme, designed on the basis of the COMMUN-AID re-search outcomes for the purposes of community education and pilot-tested with 10 community members in each part-ner country (AU, CY, GR,SE, SL)
The recommendations are organized under four themes specific to interventions relevant to:
- Legislative and labour regulatory procedures.
- Structural and institutional procedures.
- Empowerment of migrant women and changes in public perceptions of migrant domestic workers.
- Increased research and improved data collection.
The recommendations will be distributed to relevant stake-holders engaged in the prevention and management of sexual violence against female migrants both in the partner countries and at European level.