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- Assess the risk of sexual and gender-based violence within
and outside refugee and displaced camps and adopt steps to minimize the
risk of further violence to women and girls, including through the
provision of alternative fuel sources, provision of fodder, and
implementation of income-generating activities.
- Urgently provide comprehensive reproductive health and HIV
services, as an integral part of response to sexual and gender-based
violence. Health services should include:
Treatment of injuries that have occurred in the course of the
Counseling to address the emotional and psychological impact of
Access to emergency contraception and abortion services;
The dissemination of information about and treatment for HIV/AIDS,
Hepatitis B and C and other sexually transmitted infections, including
post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for HIV; and
Confidential spaces for consultation, counseling and treatment of
- Establish programs or centers where women can be screened
and counseled confidentially for sexual violence. General screening and
counseling about HIV should be incorporated into health systems so people
can be screened as part of general health.
- Strive to identify mothers with infants born as a result
of rape, and put in place special measures to support them in the face of
potential stigma from family and community members.
- Design culturally appropriate reporting systems to ensure
that women and girls are encouraged to report incidents of sexual and
gender-based violence and seek help.
- Provide specific training in literacy as it relates to
health in order to train female community health workers.
- Implement awareness and education programs that allow all
Sudanese displaced persons and refugees to understand the gravity of
sexual violence, the importance of an integrated medical response, and the
risk of HIV/AIDS and other potential medical consequences of rape.
- Provide long-term support for humanitarian programs in Chad and Darfur assisting female survivors of violence through legal, economic, psychosocial and
reproductive health services, as an essential part of both emergency
assistance and post-conflict reconstruction. Available health services
- Treatment of injuries that may have occurred in the
course of the sexual violence;
- Counseling to address the emotional and psychological
impact of sexual violence;
- Access to emergency contraception and abortion services;
- The dissemination of information about and treatment for
HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B and C and other sexually transmitted infections,
including post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for HIV; and
- Confidential screening systems and spaces for consultation.
- Provide support to agencies seeking to provide alternative
sources of fuel and fodder as well as jobs or income-generating activities
for women and girls in the internally displaced camps in Darfur and Chad.