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PICUM, Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants
To promote an end to violence against women, this report provides a practical overview of methods that protect rights and ensure justice for survivors regardless of their immigration status. Across Europe, undocumented women are turned away from women’s shelters, denied psychological support, and risk arrest or deportation if they contact the police. This “institutional” or “administrative”violence is not only discriminatory, but it isfostering a culture of impunity across the region.