Policies in conflict and post-conflict settings

Conflict and Post-conflict Research

Scorecard on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Policies in Conflict and Post-Conflict Settings in Africa

This scorecard from 2014 provides an assessment of whether national policies in conflict and post-conflict settings in the African region attempt to engage men and boys in the prevention and elimination of GBV. It analyses policies from nine African conflict or post-conflict states: Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Kenya, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda. The scorecard establishes whether countries have developed a National Action Plan (NAP) for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on women, peace and security; and identifies strengths and gaps within their UNSCR 1325 NAPs and national GBV policies with regards to their inclusion of language relating to the proactive and progressive engagement of men and boys. Furthermore, it offers recommendations for how such policies can increase the commitment and capacity of men and boys to play a proactive role in preventing and eliminating GBV.

To learn more, download the GBV Scorecard here.

The Scorecard on GBV Policies in Conflict and Post-Conflict Settings in Africa was referenced in the Background Paper for the Global Technical Review Meeting on national and regional implementation of Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security, organised by UN Women, 5-7 November 2013.