Ensure No Grab and Go Extractive Research (Best Practice Guidelines in relations to Gender-Based Violence Research in Low and Middle-Income Countries).

The ENGAGE project is a collaboration between partners in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and a UK research team affiliated to the University of Birmingham. Our partnership includes practitioners working on gender issues and supporting survivors of gender-based violence in Guatemala, Kenya, and Uganda. The UK team is made up of European academics from three different disciplinary perspectives – nursing, development, and social work – who all have experience as practitioners
and researchers in the fields of gender-based violence and/or participatory research in LMICs.

Gender-based violence (GBV), including sexual violence, is one of the most severe consequences of gender inequality. It takes place around the world, but survivors in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) often face specific problems,
as a result of inadequate state responses to this violence, and because of cultural or religious norms that blame survivors for experiencing this violence, leading to their stigmatisation or even rejection. Therefore, GBV has severe physical, emotional, social, and economic effects.