• The consequences of conflict, much like the consequences of violence against women and girls, are many and can impact communities over many years. These consequences can affect the physical, material and economic resources of a community and erode a community’s psychosocial well-being (IRC, 2012). As such, community-based interventions are essential and must be included in mental health and psychosocial response programs which address violence against women and girls in conflict and post-conflict settings. Community-based interventions include basic services and security and well as community and family support activities.  Community-based interventions must also work towards the elimination of attitudes, beliefs and practices that condone VAWG and/or ‘blame the victim.’