This article shares key findings and offer personal reflections on and suggestions for improving gender-based violence research using feminist methods. The authors reflect that while they themselves valued the sharing of personal reflections on emotional challenges that the research team faced, their South Sudanese colleagues did not find these approaches very useful. They preferred to discuss technical challenges and placed emphasis on the importance of professionalism.

They conclude by arguing that more culturally diverse feminist research tools are needed, as well as better recognition of the crucial role played by national researchers in international research projects.