To support the prevention of violence against women and girls, the World Bank Group and Sexual Violence Research Initiative will award 10 teams from around the world with funds to support research and innovation to help address this global epidemic.
Nearly 1 billion women and girls across all countries and cultures will experience intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. Violence experienced by women and girls is an obstacle to development gains, as it impedes their full participation in society, limits access to education and economic participation, and hinders efforts to achieve gender equality.
Come and meet the award winners, who will discuss their work during the ceremony, with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, IFC Director, Environment, Social and Governance Morgan Landy, and World Bank Group Regional Vice Presidents.
A short reception will follow to enable attendees to meet with winners after the event.
Ghida Fakhry, International Broadcast Journalist
Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
Morgan Landy, Director, Environment, Social and Governance, International Finance Corporation
Caren Grown, Senior Director, Gender Cross-Cutting Solution Area, World Bank Group
Alessandra Guedes, Co-chair of the Sexual Violence Research Initiative, Regional Advisor on Family Violence at the WHO Regional Office for the Americas/Pan American Health Organization
Jorge Familiar Calderon, Latin America & Caribbean Regional Vice President, World Bank
Annette Dixon, South Asia Regional Vice President, World Bank
Victoria Kwakwa, East Asia & Pacific Regional Vice President, World Bank
Samia Msadek, Director, Strategy and Operations, Middle East and North Africa, World Bank
Cyril E. Muller, Europe & Central Asia Regional Vice President, World Bank