Gender-based violence

Gender-based violence

Gender-based violence is when men use violence against women and girls just because they are female and considered to be weaker. It may result in domestic violence, early and forced marriage, trafficking, sexual, physical or psychological abuse. Both strangers and family members can harm you.

Risks

As an asylum-seeking woman who is fleeing conflict and persecution, you may face a high risk of gender-based violence in your home country, during your journey and, unfortunately, even in Bulgarian reception and accommodation centers.