Voices from Sudan 2020: A Qualitative Assessment of Gender Based Violence in Sudan

Authored by: United Nations Population Fund

Categories: Global Public Health, Human Rights, Humanitarian Emergencies, Violent Conflict
Sub-Categories: COVID-19, Democratization and Political Participation, Human Development, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Country: Sudan
Region: Middle East and North Africa
Year: 2021
Citation: "Voices from Sudan 2020: A Qualitative Assessment of Gender Based Violence in Sudan." United Nations Population Fund. July 2021.

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Executive Summary

This study is the first nation-wide, qualitative assessment of GBV that has ever been done in Sudan, co-authored by UNFPA and the Government of Sudan’s Combating Violence against Women Unit (CVAW). The report aims to complement existing methodologies for data gathering and analysis, by ensuring that the views, experiences and priorities of women and girls are understood and addressed.

The methodology for this assessment included 215 Focus Group Discussions with communities, 21 with GBV experts, and a documentary review of existing studies and assessments. The research was conducted in 60 localities and camps, across Sudan, between August and November 2020. Data was analyzed through a software for qualitative data analysis and a frequency analysis of answers was run. The methodological framework is based on that of Voices from Syria by the Whole of Syria GBV AoR. The analytical framework is based on the Sudan’s Standard Operating Procedures for addressing GBV.