​What works for migrants and people with a refugee background

Involving the local community and considering participants' cultural background helps to make prevention activities successful for migrants and refugees.

Why migrants and refugees are unique

Refugees and migrants may be at greater risk of violence and less likely to report abuse than other groups, because of:

  • social isolation 
  • language barriers 
  • low levels of education and income 
  • fear of authorities, particularly among those who fear deportation or have had poor experiences with authorities in the past 
  • a lack of awareness of legal rights and available services.

What works for migrants and refugees

Successful prevention activities for migrants and people who have been refugees: