Women, Peace and Security

A baseline study of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV)was initiated in two pilot districts on the western border of Indonesia, a region formerly known for human trafficking and other petty crimes. This study identified the causes and types of SGBV and domestic violence, categorized available services to survivors and gaps for intervention. Informed by the study, the current phase of the programme facilitates training key stakeholders including the PNTL and F-FDTL on Security Council resolution 1325, supports community-led initiatives through the development of self-help groups to increase community building and reduce rates of sexual and gender-based violence and domestic violence.  Provision of much needed micro-grants to small, often women-headed self-help groups is enabling communities to manage issues of income generation and food security as well as provision of services to survivors of domestic violence.