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Addressing Gender-Based Violence Through Cash Transfer Programming Part I

September 17, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am


September 17, 2018
8:30 am - 11:30 am
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GBV Task Force

Addressing Gender-Based Violence Through Cash Transfer Programming Part I

View presentations and the event recording here.

This series, hosted by the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Task Force of the Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG), explored the use of cash transfer approaches (an economic empowerment strategy) to address GBV and other reproductive health outcomes. Moving from theory to practice, the event included presentations on results from recent evidence reviews, as well as promising programmatic examples of cash transfer interventions and their impacts.

Part I of the series, on September 17, provided an introduction to cash transfer approaches and feature the latest evidence on cash transfers as an effective economic empowerment strategy for preventing GBV, specifically intimate partner violence. Presenters also explored the causal pathways through which cash transfer programming can affect violence-related outcomes in low- and middle-income countries, including among adolescent girls.

Panelists and their presentations included:

  • Kathy Lindert, World Bank, “Designing & Delivering Cash Transfers: An Overview”
  • Lori Heise, Johns Hopkins University, “Reducing Violence at Scale: A Mixed Methods
    Review of Cash Transfers and Intimate Partner Violence in Low- and Middle-Income
  • Audrey Pettifor, Gillings School of Global Public Health, “Cash Transfers Can Reduce
    Intimate Partner Violence Among Adolescent Girls”

Keep an eye out for Part II of this series, which will take place in late October. This event will focus on design and implementation features of cash transfer approaches that are effective at improving GBV outcomes, including specific work in humanitarian settings.