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PasserElles Buissonnières: Implementing the Istanbul Protocol

Oct 9, 2019 | Opinions

(09 October 2019) – PasserElles Buissonnières offers social and medical support to women in Lyon made vulnerable by illness or exile in order to help them lead active lives again.

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Since January 2018, the association has initiated an experimental laboratory for the implementation of the Istanbul Protocol on torture victims.

The laboratory brings together many professionals – lawyers specialising in refugee law, professionals from the medical and social services and gynaecology department of a major hospital, private doctors, psychologists, etc.

Each woman entering the laboratory is accompanied in the drafting of her asylum application and is put in contact with these different professionals who will accompany her throughout the procedure.

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