The IGWG organizes regular in-person and virtual events where members from around the world can learn from and connect with each other. These events may be thematic, such as a focus on recent research in the GBV field, or dedicated to capacity strengthening, such as integrating participatory and inclusive evaluation and learning methods in gender transformative global health programming. Our annual IGWG Plenary creates space for members to meet in person and provide feedback on the network as a whole each year.

Presentations and recordings of IGWG events are available online so you can find past events you missed or want to revisit. The presentation materials are also available.

How Can We End Violence Against Women and Girls? What We Need and What We Know

The EU and UN recently launched the Spotlight Initiative, including an initial allocation of Euro 500 million (more than half a billion US dollars) to fight violence against women and girls. How can the impact of this Fund be optimized? What does research and first-hand experience on the ground tell us about what works? And how can it inform policy and political dialogue aimed at eliminating violence against women and girls in all its forms, now and in future?

Not the Usual Suspects: Engaging Male Champions of Women, Peace and Security

The Women in Public Service Project is pleased to welcome Our Secure Future and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security to the Wilson Center for a public panel conversation on the current level of men's engagement in Women, Peace and Security and what steps we can take together to encourage more male allies to join the movement.

London ‘Launch & Learn’ Event Introducing the Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Emergencies Toolkit!

Where: The Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU Join us for a 'launch & learn' event introducing the new MHM in emergencies toolkit! The development of this multi-sectoral resource, which included rigorous research, consultations, and field piloting, was led by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Columbia University, with valuable expertise and insights provided from a range of global humanitarian actors. The resource is co-published...

Women and War: Securing a More Peaceful Future

Women’s participation is key to peace: Peace processes that include women are more successful and sustainable, and societies that empower women are more peaceful than those that do not. Join the Woodrow Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program for a discussion on women and conflict.

Turning Trash into Social Value: Can a Private Sector Model Work for Poor Women in India?

The Center for Global Development is delighted to bring together some of the key private sector partners that helped Gitanjali generate social value, along with practitioners from the public sector and multilateral financial institutions, for a robust discussion about job options for poor women in low paid, informal occupations, including a model entrepreneurship venture.

Practicing What We Preach: How can Development Organizations Do Better On Women’s Equality in the Workplace?

Many organizations working on development champion women’s empowerment and equality as a core goal. But behind the scenes, how are these organizations living these values and what can they do better? The Center for Global Development and Devex will host an event highlighting practical ways organizations can live up to their promises for a gender-equal workplace.