Almost three years after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, gender-based violence (GBV) continues to be a permanent challenge for Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries. GBV has substantial costs and is a fundamental barrier to equality among women and men. Collaboration and partnership between LAC policymakers and organizations are essential to address the gaps and develop innovative solutions to address gender-based violence in the region.
The Latin America and Caribbean Gender Innovation Lab (LACGIL) and the LCR Social Sustainability and Inclusion (SSI) team will host a panel discussion on “How Can Governments Address Gender-Based Violence In Latin America and the Caribbean” which focuses on identifying the policy gaps when addressing gender-based violence, and the solutions governments can incorporate to address the issue. This engaging session is part of the World Bank's 16 Days of Advancing Gender-Based Violence Activism and the launch of the World Bank's Insights In Advancing Gender Equality webinar series, which focuses on promoting lessons learned and practical solutions to address gender equality in LAC.