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Preventing and Punishing Sexual Violence: The Work of the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region

"Efforts to build lasting peace at regional level involve multiple strata of actors, institutions and processes. Regional organisations that are in search of shared peace and security must take cognisance of the various layers of political and socia…

Women Transforming Conflicts in Africa: Descriptive Studies from Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Sudan

"There is evidence of successful efforts to constructively respond to conflict and to undertake transformation, reconstruction and reconciliation in Africa. The inclusion of women as a strategic constituency is central to sustaining and consolidatin…

Gender-based Violence in Primary Schools: Kenya

GBV is still the least talked about violation of (mainly women’s and girls’) human rights and remains either largely unreported. The results of this study have shown the magnitude and forms of prevalence of SRGBV among primary school students as wel…

Delayed Access to Justice for Sexual Gender Based Violence in Uganda and Implications for Gender SDG Targets

Although the number of sexual gender based violence cases has declined during the past five years, prosecution and sanctioning of these cases remain very low. Worse still, cases that make it to the courts of law are characterised by high rates of di…

Psychosocial Models for Prevention and Wellbeing: Addressing Authority-based Violence in Urban Neighbourhoods

This paper argues for the need to develop psychosocial approaches that focus on combining preventative and healing work through community-led interventions with risk groups, their families, their neighbours and wider communities, and finally the aut…

Preventing Violence Against Women and Children: An Evidence Review

This report presents findings from an evidence review of interventions in South Africa to prevent violence against women and violence against children, that were documented between 1999 and 2021. It identifies and distils principles, approaches and …

South Africans say Gender-based Violence Worsening, Blame Substance Abuse

In June 2020, the body of 28-year-old Tshegofatso Pule, who was eight months pregnant, was found stabbed and hanging from a tree outside Johannesburg. The brutality of the murder shocked the nation. But the crime was one of many. South Africa suffer…

Rebels, Victims, Peacebuilders: Women in Cameroon’s Anglophone Conflict

The conflict in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions grinds on, with 2021 proving an especially violent year. Clashes between separatists and security forces have displaced hundreds of thousands, the majority of whom are women and children. The role of wom…

Amid Progress on Women's Rights, Namibians see Gender-based Violence as Priority Issue to Address

n 2021, Namibia ranked sixth-best among 156 countries on the Global Gender Gap Index, tops for an African country. Namibia also ranks third among African states (after Rwanda and South Africa) for women in representative positions, including 44% of …

COVID-19 and the Rising Levels of Domestic Violence in Uganda

Domestic violence which may also be referred to as domestic abuse or family violence is a very disastrous habit in families. Globally, domestic violence is a very big challenge among married partners more so in developing countries including Uganda.…

Etude Exploratoire sur la Prevention et l' Elimination des Violences Basees sur le Genre au Senegal: Regions de Kolda, Kedougou et Tambacounda

[The translated English title of this document: Exploratory study on prevention and the elimination of on gender-based violence in Senegal: Regions of Kolda, Kedougou and Tambacounda]. This investigative study targeted three regions, namely, Tambac…

Etude Exploratoire sur la Prévention et l'Élimination des Violences Basées sur le Genre au Mali: Zone de Bamakok, Mopti et Koulikoro

[Translated English title for this document: Exploratory study on the prevention and elimination of gender based violence in Mali: Bamako, Mopti and Koulikoro.] This exploratory study on prevention and the elimination of gender-based violence in Mal…

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