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Violence against adolescent girls: trends and lessons for East Africa

Policy brief

Ethiopia. Credit: IRC


Maureen Murphy
Jeffrey Bingenheimer
Junior Ovince
Manuel Contreras

Publication type:
Policy briefs and policy notes
Date: December 2018

This brief highlights research that examines the unique experience of adolescent girls by specifically exploring the types of gender-based violence and the drivers of this violence affecting this group within the context of South Sudan, where women and girls experience high levels of gender inequality and subordination. Key findings from this mixed-methods research can inform policymakers, UN agencies and donors as they identify and support programs that will effectively prevent and respond to violence against adolescent girls in conflict and humanitarian settings.

Suggested citation

Murphy, M., Bingenheimer, J., Ovince, J. and Contreras, M. (2018) Violence against adolescent girls: trends and lessons for East Africa. Policy Brief. London: Global Women’s Institute, Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence.

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