Innovations to Prevent Gender-Based Violence: Building Evidence for Effective Solutions
April 12, 2016Washington, D.C.


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The World Bank Group and the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) invite you to participate in their Development Marketplace event, Innovations to Prevent Gender-Based Violence: Building Evidence for Effective Solutions.

The Development Marketplace for Innovation on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Prevention will reward nine teams from around the world for the innovative work they lead on the prevention of GBV.

Come and meet award winners, who will discuss their work during the ceremony, with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, IFC Executive Vice President and CEO Philippe Le Houérou, and the World Bank Group Regional Vice Presidents.

A short reception will follow to enable attendees to meet with winners after the event.


Alessandra C. Guedes, Co-chair, Sexual Violence Research Initiative


Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group

Philippe Le Houerou, Executive Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer, International Finance Corporation

Caren Grown, Senior Director, Gender Cross-Cutting Solution Area, World Bank Group

Jorge Familiar Calderon, Latin America & Caribbean Regional Vice President, World Bank 

Annette Dixon, South Asia Regional Vice President, World Bank

Hafez M.H. Ghanem, Middle East & North Africa Regional Vice President, World Bank

Victoria Kwakwa, East Asia & Pacific Regional Vice President, World Bank

Cyril E. Muller, Europe & Central Asia Regional Vice President, World Bank

Diarietou Gaye, Country Director, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, World Bank


The Effects of Transfers and Behavior Change Communication on Intimate Partner Violence: Evidence from Rural Bangladesh (Bangladesh, South Asia Region)
Team: Akhter Ahmed, Lynette Aspillera, Melissa Hidrobo, John Hoddinott, Shalini Roy

Double Vulnerabilities of Violence and HIV Among Women in Brazil: A Latent Class Analysis (Brazil, Latin America/Caribbean Region)
Team: Regina Barbosa, Sandra Cruickshank, Daniela Knauth, Jamila Stockman, Kiyomi Tsuyuki

Mental Health and Problem Management Support for Men to Reduce Incidences of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Urban Kenya (Kenya, Africa Region)
Team: World Vision Kenya: Phiona Koyiet, William Marwanga, Mary Mugo, Margaret Njenga, Catherine Omenda, Kevina Power. World Vision International: Alison Schafer

Making Sense of Early Marriage Among Syrian Refugee Girls (Lebanon, Middle East/North Africa Region)
Team: Nour Bakhache, Susan Bartels, Annie Bunting, Colleen Davison, Saja Michael, Mary Purcell

Preventing Gender-Based Partner Violence Among Youth with a New School-Based Course, “Harmonious Couple Relationships” (Moldova, Eastern Europe/Central Asia Region)
Team: Diana Cheianu, Daniela Misail-NichitinValentina Olaru

Masculinities and Prevention of Sexual Violence (Peru, Latin America/Caribbean Region)
Team: Nancy Palomino, Miguel Angel Ramos Padilla

Trauma-Informed, Community-Engaged Violence Prevention for Female Sex Workers in Thailand (Thailand, East Asia/Pacific Region)
Team: Michele Decker, Surang Janyam, Chamrong Phaengnongyang, Dusita Phuengsamran

Formative Research to Inform the Development of an Intervention to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence Among Syrian Refugees in Izmir, Turkey (Turkey, Eastern Europe/Central Asia Region)
Team: Harvard Medical School, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Relief Society for Syrian Refugees in Izmir, Women and Health Alliance (WAHA) International

Designing a Gender-Transformative Intervention to Involve Men and Boys in the Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women and Girls in Rural Uganda (Uganda, Africa Region)
Team: Paul Fleming, Fred K. Nalugoda, Gertrude Nakigozi, Neema Nakyanjo, Jennifer A. Wagman

  • When: 12-1:30 pm ET
  • Where: Preston Auditorum, World Bank Headquarters
  • CONTACT: Sarah Jackson-Han

Building Evidence: Innovative Solutions to Gender-Based Violence