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Cleansing the Wounds of War: an Examination of Traditional Healing, Psychosocial Health and Reintegration in Sierra Leone
This article describes the results of a qualitative study of the effects of traditional cleansing ceremonies for girl soldiers who are survivors of rape in Sierra Leone.
Addressing the Psychosocial Needs of Pregnant Women Affected by War: Program Approaches and Program Gaps
Today's female refugee and internally displaced population faces the increasing risk of adverse birth outcomes associated with stress related to conflict, flight, and displacement. Programs addressing the specific psychosocial needs of pregnant women in situations of war are scarce, and there is little consensus regarding best practices.
Building Meaningful Participation in Reintegration Among War-Affected Young Mothers in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Northern Uganda
In this paper, the authors describe community-based participatory action research (PAR), an innovative field practice that meaningfully involved young mothers formerly associated with armed groups and other vulnerable young mothers in their communities in Liberia, Uganda, and Sierra Leone.
Scattered Dreams, Broken Promises: An Assessment of the Links between Girls’ Empowerment and Gender-based Violence in the Kyaka II Refugee Settlement, Uganda
The Women’s Refugee Commission conducted research in the Kyaka II Refugee Settlement in southwestern Uganda in October 2012 to explore the relationship between the empowerment of adolescent refugee girls and the prevention of gender-based violence.
This research on the state of Burundian adolescents and the role of violence in their lives, undertaken in late 2012, found a profusion of young Burundians threatened by deprivation and domestic and sexual violence.
This research took a bottom-up approach in examining existing Community-Based Child Protection Mechanisms (CBCPMs) in Arua and Nebbi districts in Uganda.
In this study of sexual-violence survivors in a low-income, conflict-affected country, group psychotherapy reduced PTSD, depression and anxiety symptoms and improved overall functioning.
This report provide guidance and tools for strengthening livelihood programing, as a tool to prevent gender-based violence and promote women's well-being.
This policy change brief details the Neighborhood Method and its past uses by the CPC Learning Network. Based upon the finding that key informants have been shown to provide information that is at least as valid and reliable as that obtained through self-report, in certain studies of sensitive public health behaviors, the neighborhood method was designed to complete a camp- or district-wide assessment in about three weeks.
Peril or Protection: The Link Between Livelihoods and Gender-based Violence in Displacement Settings
The Women’s Refugee Commission undertook research to determine whether programs set up to provide women with safe, alternative livelihoods do in fact reduce their risk of exposure to violence.