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

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.

Published 2012-03-26

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