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CISP's protection programme PDF Print


Every human has the right to a life free of sexual assault, abuse and exploitation, the right to good health, security and well-being. The establishment of community based services for survivors and prevention mechanisms is at the core of CISP's effort.



  • Strengthen institutional systems for prevention, detection, and response to GBV by supporting local women rights organizations
  • Improve quality and scope of response services delivered to survivors and children at risk
  • Increase knowledge on GBV; raising awareness by facilitating dialogue processes within and between communities, involving relevant local groups including elders, youth groups, service providers and religious leaders
  • Increase numbers of survivors accessing vital services through a network of community case workers and ambulances that transport survivors to clinics
  • Refer survivors to other organizations for legal support
  • Economic empowerment and skills development for GBV survivors as a strategy for reducing their vulnerability
  • Provide psychosocial counselling to children/youth in schools
  • Child led initiatives for prevention of GBV in schools
  • Research on social norms related to sexual violence and community discussions to promote positive norms and build a safer environment for women and girls
  • Advocacy, through participation in national and international¬† consultations
  • Increase understanding of the link between GBV and conflict through research.
  • Capacity-building of staff on conflict-sensitive and innovative solutions to GBV



  • 4600 survivors provided with health care and/or psychosocial support
  • 700 children at risk accessing counselling in school
  • 370 survivors benefiting from legal services
  • 150 survivors attending literacy or vocational training
  • 10 schools assisted to set up children's clubs
  • 1000 community members to participate in community discussions to build positive norms and reduce acceptance of sexual violence
  • 260 service providers e.g. nurses, teachers and police trained on Survivor Centred Approach


See CISP's resources on Protection





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