Scorecard on Gender-Based Violence Policies in Conflict & Post-Conflict Settings in Africa

Sonke Gender Justice (2014). Scorecard on Gender-Based Violence Policies in Conflict & Post-Conflict Settings in Africa: An assessment of whether policies attempt to engage men and boys in the prevention and elimination of gender-based violence. MenEngage Africa, UNFPA, UNTF, Promundo, WILPF and Sonke Gender Justice: Cape Town, South Africa.

This scorecard 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 gender-based violence (GBV).ii This report 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.