Violence, uncertainty, and resilience among refugee women and community workers: An evaluation of gender-based violence case management services in the Dadaab refugee camps

In the Dadaab refugee camps, CARE International and the International Rescue Committee have developed a comprehensive case management approach to address the needs of gender-based violence survivors. A cornerstone of this work has been to develop a broader implementation of traditional GBV outreach, community mobilisation, and case management to include task sharing with refugees known as refugee community workers.

This report presents the findings and recommendations from research on this broader GBV case management plus task sharing approach in the context of a refugee camp setting.

Co-published by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, African Population and Health Research Center, International Rescue Committee and CARE International.

  • Countries: Kenya, Global
  • Co-authors: LSHTM, APHRC, IRC
  • Published: February 2018

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