This document captures efforts by UNHCR and its partners in promoting community engagement to combat sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the East & Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes Region. The compendium of tools reflected here is drawn from the responses of several actors to various forms of SGBV. The diversity of these efforts involves a range of demographic groups (in terms of gender and age), geographic contexts (rural, urban), and intended outcomes (SGBV prevention, response, or both). The interventions described are also at various stages of development or maturity, and varied in scope, with a few having been properly documented and assessed in humanitarian settings. A review of these approaches provides important insights, and highlights opportunities for strengthening programming. This compendium will enhance advocacy for further support, and lead to a greater and more sustainable impact.
Mirchani, Zahra, Joanina Karugaba, Nicholas Martin-Achard, Chi-Chi Undie, and Harriet Birungi. 2017. "Community engagement in SGBV prevention and response: A compendium of interventions in the East and Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes region." Nairobi: Population Council.
Addressing SGBV among Vulnerable Populations in East and Southern Africa; Expanding the Evidence Base on Comprehensive Care for Survivors of Sexual Violence in East and Southern Africa