What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls, a program funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) worked in 15 countries across Africa and Asia to build the evidence base on drivers of violence against women and girls (VAWG) and what works to prevent VAWG. This webinar included presenters from the What Works consortium who shared groundbreaking findings from this body of research, discussed the implications for policy and practice, and explored what it all means in the context of COVID-19.Read More
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COVID-19 health crisis has exacerbated gender inequalities, including women’s and girls’ existing economic vulnerabilities, leaving many at heightened risk of poor reproductive health outcomes and GBV.Read More
Film Screening and Expert Panel Discussion took place Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 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 sought to explore this question at an event dedicated to unpacking and understanding bystander approaches to...Read More
How can governments, international nongovernmental organizations, and multilateral organizations effectively collaborate to strengthen a country’s response to gender-based violence in policy and practice? The Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Task Force and representatives from the Uganda Ministry of Health, the Uganda Ministry of Gender, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Health Policy Plus (HP+) project offered presentations and a discussion of Uganda’s successful experience May 15,...Read More
Violence against women is a human rights violation and global pandemic. This infographic―developed with support from the United States Agency for International Development by the Interagency Gender Working Group’s Gender-Based Violence Task Force―illustrates the multiple ways in which violence against women harms individuals, communities, countries, and the world, and outlines actions that governments, the private sector, and funders can take to prevent and respond to...Read More
The first part focused on sharing the latest evidence on cash transfers as an effective intervention for preventing GBV, specifically intimate partner violence, in developing countries. Other topics covered include how cash transfers can affect violence-related outcomes through casual pathways.Read More