Situational Analysis on Post-Rape Care of Children in Lesotho

The purpose of this situation analysis was to understand what supports and hinders effective care for children who have experience sexual violence and exploitation in Lesotho. The study examined the services being implemented, facilitated, or provided by community- and facility-based partners (USG-funded and other groups, including the Government of Lesotho [GOL]) for children who have experienced sexual violence and exploitation; what is working well; and where there are gaps. The situation analysis looked in particular for currently existing mechanisms that link health facilities and facility-based support to the community, and vice versa. It also focused on developing recommendations for PEPFAR/Lesotho regarding strengthening existing services and linkages between facilities and communities.