This paper describes the work of the IRC in addressing violence against women and girls alongside community-based organizations in the DRC. It specifically details the findings of an analysis conducted in 2012 of service delivery approaches between community-based organizations and non-governmental organizations. It also shows community-based organizations to be the most sustainable and effective at providing high quality response services after evaluating their work against other approaches in the DRC. The brief highlights that strong women’s networks and platforms allows them to serve their communities in important and empowering ways particularly if these groups are given the right tools, resources, and support by the humanitarian community. Read the brief here.