On 25 November 2015, REDRESS and partner organisations made a submission to the Secretariat of the International Conference for the Great Lakes Region. The submission describes how far Uganda, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have worked against sexual violence against women and girls and outlines areas for improvement. These three countries together with eight other African countries signed a joint declaration to prevent sexual violence, end impunity and provide support to victims (known as the Kampala Declaration). The implementation of this declaration will be reviewed in December 2015. Our submission aims to provide input to that review.