Shelters for Women and Girls who are Survivors of Violence in Ethiopia

Despite legislative and institutional provisions to women and girl survivors of violence in Ethiopia, support for the rehabilitation and reintegration of survivors is still limited. Women and girls still lack access to coordinated, quality services and as a result, continue to be affected by the psycho-social impacts of violence.

This publication is a study commissioned by UN Women Ethiopia to assess the availability, accessibility, quality and demand for rehabilitative and reintegration services for women and girl-survivors of violence in Ethiopia. This national assessment further examines the existing referral systems, both at national and regional levels, along with other response mechanisms in place to present good practices, major challenges and recommendations.

The study employed various data collection methods to gather data from primary and secondary sources including survivors, staff members in shelters, service providers, government representatives, civil society organizations, UN agencies and donors.

The assessment will add to the evidence-base for planning and development of appropriate interventions by state actors and other development partners, by identifying and mapping the existing rehabilitative and reintegration service centers; and compiling an inventory of their services, gaps and current barriers.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Africa; Ethiopia

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls; Anti-violence interventions; Shelters; Domestic violence/interpersonal violence

Resource Type: Assessments

UN Women office involved in publication: Ethiopia Country Office

Publication year: 2016

Number of pages: 40

ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-63214-061-6

Publishing Entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)