RIA Policy Document on Sexual & Gender Based Violence (with Agreed Report)

The Reception and Integration Agency has recently agreed a policy and practice document on safeguarding RIA residents against domestic, sexual and gender-based violence and harassment. This policy was agreed between RIA, Cosc and NGOs such as AkiDwA, Ruhama and the UNHCR.

A training programme for staff in centres, and an awareness raising campaign for residents, will follow shortly. The policy will be officially implemented once the required training takes place. In advance of this, information posters have already been distributed to all RIA centres. These posters - available in five languages including English - provide information on accessing professional help if residents have suffered, or are suffering, from domestic, sexual or gender based violence or harassment.

RIA Policy Document on Sexual & Gender Based Violence (with Agreed Report) (PDF - 242KB)