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Assessing Sexual and Gender Based Violence during the Ebola Crisis in Sierra Leone

Sep 15, 2015

This research was commissioned by UNDP’s Access to Justice Programme, with generous support from Irish Aid, and was carried out by Humanist Watch Salone (HUWASAL) – one of UNDP’s civil society partners engaged in support to SGBV survivors. The research has set out to determine the prevalence of SGBV before and during the Ebola outbreak in the Eastern Region of Sierra Leone.  The study has also attempted to shed light on the specific types of incidents that were most common during the outbreak and the extent to which services for victims/survivors were, or were not, available during the crisis. It is hoped that the findings of this study will be harnessed to inform effective interventions on the prevention and response to SGBV in the early recovery period and beyond.

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