The Population Council undertook a program of technical assistance and research to strengthen the evidence base on sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) programming in sub-Saharan Africa. This project created an active network of implementers and researchers across sub-Saharan Africa, all of whom were charged with developing, implementing, and evaluating core elements of a comprehensive, multisectoral model for strengthening responses for survivors of SGBV, especially survivors of sexual violence. Based on the experiences of these partners, this document reviews the findings, lessons learned, and promising practices in the provision of comprehensive SGBV services in sub-Saharan Africa. The findings are intended to serve as a resource for programmers and policymakers throughout the region, and contribute to the emerging evidence base on such program strategies.
Keesbury, Jill and Ian Askew. 2010. "Comprehensive responses to gender-based violence in low-resource settings: Lessons learned from implementation." Lusaka: Population Council.
Expanding the Evidence Base on Comprehensive Care for Survivors of Sexual Violence in East and Southern Africa