You too? No way! Rape mythology applied to credibility assessments of applications based on sexual or gender-based violence (SGBV) in the European asylum procedure

18 October 2021 → 31 October 2021
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Sociology of gender and gender relations
    • Human rights law
    • International law
    • Immigration
credibility assessment asylum procedure sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) rape mythology
Project description

UNHCR’s concern that asylum authorities base credibility assessments on stereotypical and erroneous gender perceptions strongly resembles the ‘rape mytholgy’ phenomenon. This research will collect data from a literature analysis, asylum authorities (case law study and self-reporting KAP survey), and asylum seekers themselves (qualitative interviews), in order to analyse the occurrence of ‘SGBV mythology’ in the European asylum procedure.