FOMEN is a 2 year project (Sep 2019 - Aug 2021) which focuses on innovative approaches to preventing gender-based violence amongst male migrants and refugees.
The world is currently facing many streams of migration and the worst forced displacement since Second World War. The displacement and breakdown of social structures that are results of flight from war and conflict challenge traditional gender relations, social norms and ties. This makes refugees vulnerable to further violence and discrimination.
Studies show that displaced women and girls have faced multiple forms of violence as a result of conflict, persecution and displacement. Additionally, men and boys suffer violence in countries of crisis and asylum, especially at the hands of men. With a strong focus on diverse masculinities, the FOMEN project therefore deals with the issue of how male migrant and refugee experiences collide with gender norms.
Learn more about the project here.