The Population Council has provided technical assistance and conducted research to strengthen the evidence base on sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) programming in sub-Saharan Africa, where countries have begun to recognize the importance of both preventing violence and responding to the needs of SGBV survivors. These activities have created an active network of partners from across sub-Saharan Africa, who are developing, implementing, and evaluating core elements of a comprehensive, multisectoral response model. This brief reports how network partners have significantly increased the evidence base on program responses: a range of successful approaches have been demonstrated for improving comprehensive services within the health, police, legal, and social service sectors, but much remains to be done to ensure that these services are adequately and equitably provided across the region.
Keesbury, Jill, Ian Askew, Monica Wanjiru, Grace Chiyaba, Kate Wilson, and Felly Nkweto Simmonds. 2011. "Comprehensive responses to sexual violence in East and Southern Africa: Lessons learned from implementation," policy brief. Lusaka: Population Council.
Expanding the Evidence Base on Comprehensive Care for Survivors of Sexual Violence in East and Southern Africa