This brief highlights research that examines the unique experience of adolescent girls by specifically exploring the types of gender-based violence and the drivers of this violence affecting this group within the context of South Sudan, where women and girls experience high levels of gender inequality and subordination. Key findings from this mixed-methods research can inform policymakers, UN agencies and donors as they identify and support programs that will effectively prevent and respond to violence against adolescent girls in conflict and humanitarian settings.
Intersections of violence against women and girls with state-building and peace-building: Lessons from Nepal, Sierra Leone and South Sudan (Policy Brief)
As part of the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls program, funded by the UK Department for International Development, this policy brief draws on three case countries – Nepal, Sierra Leone and South Sudan – to address gaps in evidence and understanding on violence against women and girls during post-conflict transition. In doing so, it aims to increase recognition of the potential for state-building and peace-building processes to more effectively institutionalize approaches to violence against women and girls, and the role that addressing such violence can play in advancing sustainable peace.
A new analytical framework for addressing the intersections of violence against women and girls with post-conflict state-building and peace-building processes (Policy Brief)
As part of the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls program, funded by the UK Department for International Development, this new analytical framework explores the intersection of violence against women and girls (VAWG) and state-building and peace-building (SBPB) processes. It explores the critical relationship between SBPB and VAWG: both the way SBPB strategies may affect VAWG, and the possibility that VAWG may contribute to continued conflict and fragility.
As part of the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls program, funded by the UK Department for International Development, this project is the first of its kind to capture population-based prevalence data on violence against women and girls in a conflict setting. The findings from this groundbreaking study will be used to inform international policy and priorities.
Protecting Women from Violence at Home and Abroad: The role of the U.S. and comprehensive immigration reform
This policy brief highlights immigration reform as it relates to violence against women.