NEWS from What Works: VAWG in Conflict and Humanitarian Crises Global partners secured and research agenda set

The What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls in Conflict and Humanitarian Crises programme has established a consortium and secured partnerships with globally leading agencies working on gender and humanitarian issues, including CARE International UK, and the Global Women’s Institute.

This is the second component of the What Works suite of DFID-funded programmes designed to build the field of violence prevention work, which has established its own international partnerships to guide project work. The International Rescue Committee will lead a consortium in partnership with CARE International UK and the Global Women’s Institute at the George Washington University. The consortium has further established partnerships with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the Africa Population Health Research Centre, Johns Hopkins University and Forcier Consulting.

The What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls in Conflict and Humanitarian Crises research agenda includes:

  • A population-based prevalence and risks survey in South Sudan
  • An evaluation of case management systems and the roles of refugee community case workers in Dadaab, Kenya
  • An evaluation of responses to gender-based violence during Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
  • An evaluation to assess the impact of cash transfers to women in an emergency
  • A comparative study in South Sudan, DRC, Nepal, and Yemen to explore the intersection of VAWG and state/peace building processes.

These research studies will provide evidence for effective, cost-efficient, and sustainable programmes that mitigate, reduce and prevent violence against women in conflict and natural disasters.

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