The Population Council is supporting a multisectoral and multicountry network of partners dedicated to strengthening sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) services. Initiated in 2006, the network aims to promote a comprehensive approach to preventing and managing SGBV throughout the region. The implementing partners aim to develop feasible, effective, and efficient models for a comprehensive response to the needs of SGBV survivors; strengthen services that address the health, psychological, and criminal justice consequences of violence; and reduce the determinants of violent behavior within communities. This brochure summarizes the key points of a literature review by the Population Council on SGBV designed to inform partners across Africa. The review is a resource for developing a comprehensive model of care, support, and prevention that partner countries can adapt, as a whole or in part.
Sexual and gender based violence in Africa: Key issues for programming. Nairobi: Population Council, 2008.
Expanding the Evidence Base on Comprehensive Care for Survivors of Sexual Violence in East and Southern Africa