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 building, like how to use film for social and behavior change communication. 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.
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What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls: New Evidence, New Opportunities View presentations from the event here. With one in three women globally experiencing physical and/or sexual violence in her lifetime—a figure worsening during the COVID-19 pandemic—improved understanding of and investments in effective violence prevention solutions are urgently needed. What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls, a program funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) from December 2013 through March 2020, worked in…Read More »
Emerging Strategies to Engage Men in Addressing the Gendered Impact of COVID-19: A Virtual Forum View presentations from the event here. The data and reporting are increasingly clear: Men have specific vulnerabilities and roles related to COVID-19, and key gender considerations underpin them. Some of these relate to men's health behaviors, such as their comparatively lower use of masks, men's historically limited roles in caregiving, and increased rates of domestic violence during home confinement. In the urgency to control the…Read More »
2020 IGWG Plenary: The Gendered Impact of COVID-19 on Caregivers and Community Health Workers View presentations from the event here. We warmly invite you to the 2020 IGWG virtual Plenary! We hope you will take this opportunity to connect virtually with your fellow IGWG members, learn from each other, and reflect on the IGWG’s key role as a network of global gender equality champions. The novel coronavirus pandemic is revealing global health, social, and economic disparities, and disrupting traditional caregiving…Read More »
The Powerful Potential of Bystanders to Prevent Gender-Based Violence: Film Screening and Expert Panel Discussion
The Powerful Potential of Bystanders to Prevent Gender-Based Violence: Film Screening and Expert Panel Discussion View presentations from this event. Bystanders have untapped power to disrupt the cultural norms and behaviors that promote and permit gender-based violence (GBV). What does it mean to be a positive bystander, especially in the #MeToo era? The IGWG’s GBV Task Force invites you to explore this question at an event dedicated to unpacking and understanding bystander approaches to reducing and preventing GBV. This exciting…Read More »
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Addressing Reproductive Coercion in Health Settings (ARCHES): Results From an Evaluation of a Program to Reduce Gender-Based Violence and Increase Family Planning Uptake in Nairobi, Kenya ARCHES (Addressing Reproductive Coercion in Health Settings) is a brief, clinic-based model delivered within routine family planning counseling by providers to reduce reproductive coercion and intimate partner violence, and improve the reproductive health and autonomy of women and girls. Reproductive coercion broadly refers to behaviors by a male partner to interfere with an individual’s…Read More »