FIELD UPDATES - Chad
Eastern Chad experiences the effects of regional conflicts, with refugees from Darfur and the Central African Republic, and with host community structures under strain owing to internally displaced persons, rape is linked with tensions between refugee and host populations, sporadic military operations, and attacks on women and girls compelled to walk long distances to obtain water and firewood. There has been an increase in the number of reports of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) among refugees, from 295 in 2006, to 860 in 2009 and to 563 by mid-2010. While indicative of a serious security concern, this increase may also reflect improved reporting conditions in the camps.
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Consultant to facilitate the development of a Comprehensive Strategy to combat gender-based violence (GBV), including sexual violence, in Eastern Chad
The consultancy supported by this project compiled a situational analysis, mapping of the main actors and issues related to GBV and sexual violence in Chad. Eventually, a draft comprehensive strategy against SGBV in Easter Chad was drawn. The strategy provided an umbrella for the various operational plans developed by the GBV Sub-Cluster and guide relevant stakeholders in the implementation of such plans.
18 February 2010 to 26 July 2010