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Nowhere To Go: Disclosure and helpseeking behaviors for survivors of violence against women and girls in South Sudan

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is a serious problem during times of armed conflict. Global estimates show that approximately 21 percent of women and girls in complex humanitarian crises have experienced sexual violence at least once during their lifetimes. However, many survivors of VAWG in conflict settings refrain from seeking help and telling others about their experiences. 

This paper examines the disclosure and help-seeking behaviors of survivors of non-partner sexual violence (NPSV) and intimate partner violence (IPV) among women and girls aged 15–64 from three sites in South Sudan. It seeks to understand how exposure to armed conflict is associated with disclosure and help-seeking practices.

Published 2020-02-21

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