The relationship of SGBV to Sexual-risk Behavior among Refugee Women: The Mediating Role of Depression

Johannes John-Langba, 2004

This study investigated the relationships of SGBV, learned helplessness, depression, and sexual-risk behaviors among refugee women in Botswana utilizing a cross-sectional research design and the theory of learned helplessness. A total of 402 female refugees who were at least 21 years old residing at the Dukwi refugee camp participated in this investigation within a three-month period.

Key wordsarmed conflict / gender based violence / internally displaced persons / mental health / psychosocial intervention / women