Effectiveness of a community-based SGBV Prevention Model in Emergency Settings in Uganda: Testing the ‘Zero Tolerance Village Alliance’ Intervention

Author: Population Council
Imprint: 2016
Resource Type: Documents
Document Type: Research / Investigación
Views: 304
Download (670.25 KB )

The global refugee crisis is one of the most significant challenges of the 21st century. Sexual and gender- based violence (SGBV) exacerbates the already dire situation in refugee settings, and is both a prevalent concern and a complex phenomenon in these contexts. Although SGBV is recognized as a growing problem in emergency settings, and the highest number of forcibly displaced people in recorded history were reported by UNHCR in 2015, evaluations of primary SGBV prevention models in these contexts have remained sparse. This study, therefore, assessed the effectiveness of implementing a community-based SGBV prevention model in emergency settings. Referred to as the ‘Zero Tolerance Village Alliance’ intervention, the model was implemented in Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement in Kamwenge District, Western Uganda. 



Youth Voices for Change is an initiative of the Down To Zero Alliance that seeks to prevent the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents by amplifying the voices of young leaders for change in Latin America and Asia.