This report presents a high-level synthesis of existing evidence and practice on CRSV and other forms of VAWG in conflict affected settings, based on a detailed literature review and consultations with humanitarian stakeholders and survivors’ groups and networks. It identifies entry points from the evidence that can be used to shape effective efforts by the humanitarian and women, peace, and security (WPS) communities to prevent CRSV. Despite the evidence gaps, the insights from research and practice show that CRSV is not an inevitable consequence of conflict and can be prevented.
The report and brief have been funded by UK aid from the UK government, via the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls: Impact at Scale Programme. The funds were managed by the International Rescue Committee and George Washington University.
A Policy Brief based on the report is also available in English, French, Arabic and Spanish.