Fund, Respond,Protect, Collect:
A Desktop Review of the legal and policy frameworks that address gender-based violence in Africa
GWL Voices is grateful for contribute to the Research Paper provided by The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance at the University of Cape Town, to lead this research, which led to the publication of this working paper.
This report seeks to consolidate evidence from across the continent on the existing regional frameworks and interventions focused on gender-based violence. It then explores case studies on prevention and response strategies across different coun- tries, highlighting what has worked in the prevention of and response to GBV.
The report then explores the role of civil society in this work and recommendations for multisectoral collaboration going forward.
The paper argues that no single, isolated strategy to address gender-based vio- lence can be effective, rather deploying a whole-systems approach to gender-just and equitable policy development, resourc- ing and implementation (in collaboration with civil society) is critical to move the needle forward in the GBV-response.