The recent MIRP study and peace and conflict mitigation has confirmed that Gender Based violence (GBV) has recently worsened since the outset of the COVID- 19 pandemic and is the most common conflict in the communities. In order to respond to this, the MIRP programme has intensified efforts to prevent and respond to GBV, through a community-based approach, involving men and key change agents and the local government
In Kikuube district, only 13% of the targeted women and girls reported using family planning services from health service providers in the past 12 months).
The MIRP improves prevention and response to Gender-based violence (GBV) and increase the use and utilization of sexual reproductive health services among refugees and host communities of Kikuube district. This aspect of the MIRP programme, led by Lutheran World Federation (LWF), includes a community-led approach (about 3,000 persons have been reached as of December 2020) involving local and faith leaders, the set up of a SGBV hotline for the host community with support to district officials and health centers.