Registration INHeRE online course pilot testing

INclusive Holistic care for REfugee and migrants victims of sexual violence in Belgium, UK and Ireland (INHeRE)


INHeRE is a European funded project that aims to improve inclusive and holistic care for migrant and refugee victims of sexual violence and/or trafficking regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation and legal status. 

Through the development of tools and trainings, INHeRE aims to build capacity of key professionals working with migrant victims of sexual violence.

The project partners of INHeRE are Ghent University- the International Centre for Reproductive Health (ICRH)/Centre for the Social Study of Migration and Refugees (CESSMIR) (Belgium), the Belgian Federal Service of Public Health (Belgium), Payoke (Belgium), Victim Support Europe (European Union), The Havens Sexual Assault Referral Centre (United Kingdom) and the Irish Department for Justice and Equality (Ireland).

As part of the project, an online course for professionals has been developed. The course is made of 8 modules covering different topics related to sexual violence in a migration context. The aim of this e-learning course is to improve the skills of frontline workers in identifying and providing care to refugees and migrants who have experienced sexual violence or who have been trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation. 

We are seeking 150 professionals willing to test and evaluate the course.

  • What is the content of the online course?

INHeRE's online course consists of 8 comprehensive modules covering different topics related to sexual violence in a migration context.

Module 1: Sexual violence: prevalence and effects

          Module 2: Sexual violence and migration

          Module 3: Disclosure on sexuality and violence

          Module 4: LGBT+ MAR victims of sexual violence

          Module 5: Human trafficking and sexual violence

          Module 6: Holistic care for victims of sexual violence

          Module 7: Interpreting for victims of sexual violence

          Module 8: Evidence-based psychological therapy for

Each module takes about 35-45 minutes and you can work at your own pace. The total estimated time needed to follow all eight modules is approximately 6 hours.

When you decide to follow the online course, we expect you to go through all 8 modules.

You will be asked to complete a short survey at three different moments in time (i.e. before participation, directly after participation and 6 months after participation). The aim of the survey is to get an idea of the impact of the online training on your knowledge, attitudes and practices.  Each survey takes approximately 15 minutes.

The total estimated time commitment, including the modules and the three surveys, is therefore approximately 7 hours.

  • Who can participate in the online course?

Our online course will be tested with frontline professionals frequently working with migrants and refugees and/or with victims of sexual violence such as:

          - Clinical psychologists

          - Police inspectors and officers

          - Interpreters and intercultural mediators

          - Staff working in open, closed and local asylum reception facilities and asylum support services (i.e. initial  accommodation centre staff, case workers, social assistants, psychologists, doctors, etc.)

        - Staff working in Sexual Assault Centres (i.e. forensic nurses, psychologists, doctors, crisis workers, advocates, etc.)

        - Staff working with victims of trafficking 

In order to participate in the training, you need to belong to one of these professional groups and  have a sufficient level of English language proficiency.

  • When can I follow the course?

The course will be available from the 9th of November 2020 until the 8th of February 2021 on UFORA, the Ghent University online learning platform. During these three months, you will be free to follow the course whenever suits you best. Each e-learning module can be followed at different moments in time.

  •  What are the benefits of participating in this online course?

- You will gain knowledge of the impact of SV and caring for refugee and migrant victims of sexual violence.

- Upon completion of the course you will receive a certificate of participation.

- You will help us improve the course, by evaluating the modules.

- Participation is free of charge.

  • Is there a follow-up course? (OPTIONAL) 

After the piloting of the online course, a selected group of professionals who followed the online course will be invited to participate without obligation in a 2-day in-depth Train-the-Trainer session, the aim of which is to promote peer training. Targeted train-the-trainer sessions will be held for the following groups:

- Clinical psychologists (scheduled in May – June 2021 in London)

- Police officers (scheduled in May – June 2021, location to be confirmed)

- Interpreters/intercultural mediators (scheduled in Feb – March 2021 in Brussels)

- Professionals working in asylum reception facilities and services (scheduled in April – March 2021 in Brussels)

The course will cover the presentation of specific tools that may support your daily practice, case-studies and role plays.

In order to facilitate peer-to-peer learning, participants to the Train-the-Trainer (or their organisations, where appropriate) should commit to offer two similar trainings to their professional colleagues afterwards. 

Travel expenses and accommodation costs will be covered by the INHeRE-project.

  • How do I register for the online course?

Step 1: To register, fill out the form at the bottom of this page

Step 2: In Mid-October you will receive an e-mail with instructions on accessing the online learning platform (UFORA)

Step 3: On the 9th of November 2020 the e-learning course will be accessible

  • Any further questions?

For all questions and comments, please contact Leni Linthout (


The online course will be followed online 09/11/2020 12:00 - 08/02/2021 12:00N\A

Additional Information

To which professional group do you belong? Please select one option below that best describes your job role.
If your professional job title is not mentioned in the list above, please specify your job title here.
How many years of work experience do you have in the above mentioned profession?
Are you interested in enrolling for the Train-the-Trainer session after the piloting of the online course? Please express your interest.
Which country do you mainly work in?
If the country you mainly work in is not mentioned in the list above, please specify your country here.
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