Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in humanitarian contexts is recognized by the UN Refugee Agency as a global concern and as a priority in its programming. Crisis-affected populations often face multiple forms of SGBV at multiple time periods (during conflict, during flight from conflict, and within post-conflict settings). The Africa Regional SGBV Network, set up in 2006, is addressing SGBV in humanitarian contexts in East and Southern Africa. This Learning Brief is one in a series of two that share critical findings on effective responses to the issue in Uganda. This brief notes that relatively higher screening, disclosure, referral, and referral adherence reveal a real need and demand for SGBV screening in humanitarian settings. The study led to four key recommendations for strengthening SGBV screening protocols, and for addressing gaps in SGBV programming more broadly in humanitarian contexts in the region.
"The Africa Regional SGBV Network Learning Brief Series: Learning updates from Uganda (Brief #6)." Nairobi: Population Council, 2016.
Addressing SGBV among Vulnerable Populations in East and Southern Africa