Development Marketplace: Innovations to Prevent Gender-Based Violence
Development Marketplace: Innovations to Prevent Gender-Based Violence
April 18, 2017Washington, D.C.

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

  • Sexual Harassment Among Jordanian College Students: Pilot Testing a Promising Primary Prevention Intervention (Jordan, Middle East/ NorthAfrica)
    Team: Information and Research Center - King Hussein Foundation and Emory University
  • Gender Equity Model - Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment and Fighting Gender-Based Violence (Egypt, Middle East/North Africa)
    Team: The American University of Cairo
  • Gender-based Violence Prevention in the Amazon of Peru Project (Peru, Latin America)
    Team: University College London; and, DB Peru
  • Building the Evidence Base for ‘Safe Families’ – a Comprehensive Community-led model for Violence Prevention in Solomon Islands. (Solomon Islands, East Asia) 
    Team: The Equality Institute; Oxfam Solomon Islands;, Oxfam Australia
  • Combatting Sexual Violence in Kyrgyzstan through Innovative Education and Information Technology (Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia) 
    Team: American University of Central Asia (AUCA)
  • Building Research Capacity and Data Use for Gender-Based Violence prevention and Response in Adolescents/Young Adults (Nigeria, Africa)
    Team: Together for Girls
  • Mapping for Policy (Pakistan, South Asia)                                            
    Team: The Urban Institute and, Information Technology University Data Science Lab in Pakistan
  • Building the Evidence to Understand and Prevent Campus Sexual Assault in Swaziland (Swaziland, Africa)
    Team: University of Swaziland and The Regents of the University of California, San Diego
  • Development of Standard Measures to Support Gender-Based Cyber Violence (GBCV) Prevention (Uganda, Africa)
    Team: International Center for Research for Women
  • Piloting a Customizable, User-Designed Information and Communication Technology-based Approach to Reduce Intimate Partner Violence among Refugees (Dollo Ado refugee camps in Ethiopia, Africa)
    Team: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; and, Addis Ababa University School of Public Health
  • Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
  • Time: 2:30 pm – 4 pm (EST)
  • Location: Preston Auditorium, World Bank Headquarters Washington, D.C.
  • CONTACT: Christopher M. Walsh