Violence, uncertainty, and resilience among refugee women and community workers

London, United Kingdom

February 23, 2018

The launch of the report ‘Violence, uncertainty, and resilience among refugee women and community workers: An evaluation of gender-based violence case management services in the Dadaab refugee camps‘ is part of a study that forms part of the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls research programme, funded by UK Aid.


As part of the What Works to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls programme, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC) conducted research between 2014 and 2017 in the Dadaab refugee camps with two humanitarian agencies (IRC and CARE) who were delivering gender-based violence (GBV) response services.

Despite a growing field of research on the prevalence and dynamics of violence against women and girls in humanitarian settings, there is still limited evidence on how to provide effective prevention and response services to survivors of violence in humanitarian contexts.

This research aimed to address this evidence gap through research examining how this GBV response model of comprehensive case management with task sharing works to influence access to care, wellbeing, safety, and mental and physical health outcomes among GBV survivors in the Dadaab refugee camps.

The launch will share the key findings from this research and include recommendations for policy, programming and research.

Research team


UK Government’s Department for International Development (DfID)

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Professor Charlotte Watts, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of International Development
  • Dr Mazeda Hossain, Assistant Professor, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Dr Chimaraoke Izugbara, Head, Population Dynamics and Sexual and Reproductive Health, African Population and Health Research Center
  • Sophia Wanjiku, Technical Adviser, International Rescue Committee

The event is free and open to all. Entry is on a first come, first serve basis. Registration is required.

Please RSVP before 19 February to