Category: PRESS


„Migrants and Gender-Based Violence” Webinar

On December 10, 2021, with the occasion of the International Human Rights Day, ICAR Foundation organised the webinar with „Migrants and Gender-Based Violence” theme, an event that aimed to sound the alarm about this phenomenon, in which women, girls, children and young people are falling victim.

The event took place on the last day of the ‘Orange the World’ campaign, in the context in which ICAR Foundation is running a project (EVA IRFAM – There is Hidden Violence Among Migrant Women) that addresses cases of gender-based violence among migrants.

Experts in the field took the floor in the webinar: Nora Sveaass, clinical psychologist and HHRI president (Mental Health and Human Rights Info) – Norvegia, Dr. Diddy Mymin Kahn – Co-founder and director of Kuchinate, African Refugee Women’s Collective – Israel and Lia Faur, professor of Romanian language and civilization at El Manar University in Tunis. The event was moderated by Dr. Camelia Doru – Project coordinator and President of ICAR Foundation.

The project is carried out by ICAR Foundation in partnership with Health and Human Rights Info, with the financial support of Active Citizens Fund Romania, program financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants 2014-2021. The aim of the project is to increase the capacity of women, young people and LGBTIQ migrants/refugees to recognize and get out of GBV situations thanks to the support services, awareness campaign and training of specialists from public institutions at national level in identifying, intervening, and preventing GBV and the development of ICAR Foundation as a resource center on GBV by conducting the first research report on GBV on refugees in Romania and developing a work guide for specialists.


EVA IRFAM Project Launch

ICAR Foundation, in partnership with MHHRI (Mental Health and Human Rights Info, Oslo – Norway), is happy to announce the launch of EVA IRFAM, a project dedicated to researching and raising awareness around gender-based violence (GBV) affecting migrant women.


EVA IRFAM is the first project in Romania to address this complex and little-known phenomenon.


Our purpose for the next two years is to offer social, medical, psychological and legal support to victims of GBV. We will also organize workshops and focus groups designed to shift the perception of participants on this matter and to inform migrant women on their rights and the services they can access if they are victims or at risk of GBV.


With the help and expertise of our Norwegian partner, ICAR will offer capacity building workshops to specialists working in government institutions, aimed at improving their approach on this issue, by changing discriminatory attitudes and creating GBV guidelines.


On the 12th of May, Wednesday, from 10:30-12:00 Romania time, we will hold the online launch event for the project with the stakeholders involved. If you are interested in this topic and would like to join us, please send an email at .