Responding to the Psychosocial and Mental Health Needs of Sexual Violence Survivors in Conflict-Affected Settings

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Final report of the meeting on” Responding to the psychosocial and mental health needs of sexual violence survivors in conflict affected settings”. In recognition of how sexual violence is a documented part of many armed conflicts and the need for action, WHO, with UNICEF and UNFPA, on behalf of UN Action against Sexual Violence in Conflict, convened a technical meeting on responding to the psychosocial and mental health needs of conflict-related sexual violence survivors. The meeting was held in Ferney-Voltaire (France) from 28-30 November 2011. Twenty-nine people from 16 countries attended, representing a range of multilateral agencies, academic institutions, international non-governmental agencies, and independent practitioners. The meeting aimed to review existing evidence and experiences and propose preliminary policy, program and research recommendations.

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Children and armed conflict

Mental Health

Psychosocial support

Rights-based approach

Sexual Violence

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