Development Marketplace: Innovations to Address Gender-Based Violence

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates 35% of women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual partner violence or non-partner sexual violence. The costs of gender-based violence (GBV) are substantial. Violence against women and girls impedes their full participation in society, limits access to education and economic participation, and hinders efforts to achieve gender equality broadly. 

The World Bank Group and the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) have partnered to address this global pandemic by launching the Development Marketplace to Address Gender-Based Violence. The Development Marketplace awards teams from around the world with funds to support evidence-based research, interventions, and other activities related to GBV prevention and response.

The awards, first launched five years ago, honor GBV victims and survivors, and are held in memory of Hannah Graham, daughter of longtime World Bank Group employee John Graham.  The winning teams receive up to US$100,000 each.  The partnership is proud to have disbursed $5 million (USD) in award funding.

Four Years of Partnering for Impact

Economic Empowerment to Address GBV

Educational Interventions to Address GBV 

Interventions to Reduce Intimate Partner Violence

Interventions to Reduce GBV in Humanitarian Settings

Shifting Cultural Norms to Address GBV

Technology and GBV

Working with Adolescents to Reduce GBV

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JORDAN

Testing reintegration model "trust" for women and girls’ survivors of gender-based violence with their families and communities in Jordan
This study will use mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative methods) to evaluate a unique model of "reintegration" for survivors of violence in Jordan. The reintegration model includes case management, vocational training, psycho-social services, supporting a reduction in negative coping mechanisms, and private sector contribution.
Lead agency: Jordan Forum for Business and Professional Women; and Hakoura for Educational Programs
PI: Khalid Suliman

SERBIA

Sexual violence at the universities in Serbia: Raising awareness and developing innovative mechanisms of victim support
This project provides an interesting opportunity to address important questions related to sexual violence against students in universities. The project will review existing university policies and care pathways and develop tailored, innovative and evidence-based mechanisms for timely and sensitive response and support to sexual assault survivors at the universities. 
Lead agency: Viktimolosko drustvo Srbije/Victimology Society of Serbia
PI: Jasmina Nikolic

VIETNAM

Impact on men's attitudes and behaviours of a multi-component, gender-informed, father-inclusive intervention for early child development in Vietnam
This project will evaluate the extent to which participation in a multicomponent, gender-informed, father-inclusive program to improve early childhood development is associated with men having more equitable attitudes towards infant care and household work, and lower rates of gender-based violence perpetrated by men against their wives during pregnancy and in the first two postpartum years.
Lead agency: Monash University
PI: Professor Jane Fisher

BOLIVIA

Estrategia comunitaria con un enfoque inclusivo para la prevención y atención de la violencia contra las mujeres
The goal of the project is to contribute to the prevention and care of violence against women in Bolivia through piloting, testing and adapting an inclusive intervention model based on Community Promoters in Bolivia.
Lead agency: Universidad Catolica Boliviana
PI: Fernanda Wanderley

GLOBAL

Improving global violence prevention by optimizing the construction of outcome measures for impact evaluation of interventions
This study will explore the implications of different measurement, coding and analysis strategies for accurately estimating the impact of different interventions on violence onset prevention, frequency reduction, severity reduction, and cessation, while maximizing statistical power. The researchers will produce a set of “public goods”: resources that will strengthen the ability of the researchers to produce the most powerful and valid inferences possible in future impact evaluations.
Lead agency: Johns Hopkins University
PI: Lori Heise, Sangeeta Chatterji, Christopher Boyd

BRAZIL

Mapa do Acolhimento
Mapa do Acolhimento is a platform that connects survivors of gender-based violence with an extensive network of vetted lawyers and therapists who are willing to provide them with free services. This study seeks to unpack the Mapa do Acolhimento program to better understand how it works and to undertake a proof of concept study to see if Mapa do Acolhimento is promising in making a difference to the lives of women survivors.
Lead agency: Nossas
PI: Enrica Duncan

CAMBODIA

A WhatsApp chatline offering 24-hour gender-based violence response and survivor support for female entertainment workers in Cambodia: a pilot study
This study will test the feasibility and effectiveness of a SMARTgirl Chatline that provides 24-hour emotional support via WhatsApp to female entertainment workers in Cambodia who are gender-based violence survivors.
Lead agency: KHANA Center for Population Health Research
PI: Siyan Yi

INDIA

Alcohol, intimate partner violence and household economy: an assessment of liquor ban in Bihar
This research project will evaluate the impact of alcohol prohibition implemented in the state of Bihar, India, on intimate partner violence, household economy and wellbeing of women among the urban poor. It will also explore how drinking practices interact with local patriarchy and other socio-economic factors to influence the nature of violence against women.
Lead agency: Institute for Human Development
PI: Bhim Reddy

SOUTH AFRICA

Zethembe
Zethembe is an exciting study aimed at using human-centred curriculum design processes to tailor HIV and intimate partner violence prevention interventions for the specific context and needs of young women in informal settlements in Durban, South Africa.  
Lead agency: Project Empower
PI: Laura Washington

 

2019 Video | 2019 Photo Gallery
 

BANGLADESH

A media experiment to reduce intimate partner violence in Bangladesh

Poster

Research Team: Nina Buchmann, Paula López-Peña, Atonu Rabbani

DEMOCRACTIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO AND KENYA

Examining the effectiveness of MediCapt: Mobile collection of forensic evidence of sexual violence in Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Poster

Research Team:  Hannah Chotiner-Gardner, Karen Naimer, Katy Johnson, Thomas McHale, Ranit Mishori, Suzanne Kidenda, Joyeux Mushekuru, Georges Kuzma

INDIA

Upscaling evidence based health systems' response to violence against women and children in 11 public hospitals in Mumbai: Review of its implementation

Poster

Research Team: Sangeeta Rege, Sanjida Arora, Padma Bhate Deosthali

INDIA

Engendering policing: Evaluating reforms to increase women’s access to security and justice

Poster

Evaluation Summary: Increasing access to security and justice through women’s help desks in police stations in IndiaResearch 

Blog: Coping with the ‘Shadow Pandemic’: Responding to Violence against Women during COVID-19

Film: Strengthening health systems response to violence against women in Indian hospitals

Team: Sandip Sukhtankar, Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner, Akshay Mangla

JORDAN

Harnessing the power of social networks to create positive change in norms and attitudes towards SGBV among youth in Jordan

Poster

Research Team: Ana Langer, SV Subramanian, Areej Othman, Eman Abu Sabbah, Iqbal Hamad, and Maysoon Dabo

KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

Developing culturally appropriate responses to gender-based violence from help-seeking to safety planning and intervention: Adapting myPlan for Kyrgyzstan

Poster

Research Team: Jill Messing

MEXICO

Examining the potential of comprehensive sexuality education for intimate partner violence prevention among young people in Mexico City

Poster

Blog: Comprehensive Sexuality Education to prevent intimate partner violence among adolescents and youth

Conference Presentation: How can comprehensive sexuality education contribute to violence prevention?

Manual (Spanish): Manual de fortalecimiento para la atención de la Violencia Basada en Género (VBG) durante la implementación del Curso de Educación Integral en Sexualidad (EIS)  de la Fundación Mexicana para la Planeación Familiar, A.C. (Mexfam)

Infographic (Spanish): COVID-19 EN TIEMPOS DE VIOLENCIA BASADA EN GENERO (VBG)

Infographic (Nahuatl): YOIKNELILISTLE AUJ TLAJTLAKOLE MA UKICH KIKCHIWAS MAJ ISOAKONEJ, ISONAJ AUJ UKSEKINTIN SOVAJ (YTUS), NAJ WEYIKOKOLISTLE CORONAVIRUS TINEMIJ

Infographic (Zapoteco):  COVID-19 LO CUSHOONEDXI GUENDA RUZACANA' (VBG)

Journal Articles:

Policy Briefs:

Podcast: Podcast 23: Evaluating a school-based intimate partner violence prevention intervention

Team: Shelly Makleff, Cicely Marston, Rosa Icela Zavala Suárez, Vanessa Ivon Silva Márquez, Florencia Barindell

NIGERIA

Promoting female empowerment and preventing violence through a multi-sectoral intervention targeting couples in Ibadan, Nigeria

Poster

Research Team: Ayodeji Adebayo and Neetu John

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Family and community violence prevention and response study in Papua New Guinea

Poster

Research Team: Niamh Carty, Angeline Angwin & Charlotte Kakebeeke

PERÚ

Evaluating police intervention in intimate partner violence cases: An experimental impact assessment of the Home Visits Program in Peru

Poster

Research Team: Wilson Hernandez, Katrina Heimark

PERÚ

How to make actions taken by companies to prevent violence against women sustainable: An evaluation model to measure the economic impacts of prevention actions in companies

Poster

Research Team: Alberto Díaz Rosillo, Zaida Beatríz Asencios González, Inés Fanny Santi Huaranca Christin Schulze

 

2018 VIDEO2018 PHOTO GALLERY

ARMENIA

Geeks Against GBV: Unlocking Potential of New Change Makers and Leveraging ICT Solutions

Poster

Research Team: Bagrat Yengibaryan, Julia Tumasyan

CAMBODIA

Culture for Change: Prevention of Gender-Based Violence

Poster

Research Team: Maurice Eisenbruch, Theary Chan, Willem van de Put, Sam Chou Chou, Phally Chhun

COLOMBIA

Evaluación de impacto del programa de madres adolescentes de la Fundación Juanfe para la prevención de violencia basada en genero

Poster

Research Team:  Arturo Harker, Bibiana Taboada, Harold Villalba

HONDURAS

ZonaSegura: A Trauma-Informed Youth-Centered Innovative Solution to Teen Dating Violence Prevention

Blog #1: Talking Teen Dating Violence (TDV) in Tegucigalpa

Blog #2: Designing ZonaSegura: a mobile solution to combat teen dating violence in Honduras

Blog: ZonaSegura: Innovative app for violence prevention in Honduras

Poster

Research Team: Bhupendra Sheoran, Jinna Rosales

JORDAN

Follow-Up Primary Prevention Program of Intimate Partner Violence Among Newly Married Couples

Poster

Research Team: Khalid Suliman, Majd Hammad

KENYA

Examining the Effectiveness of a Gender Transformative Approach in Economic Empowerment Programs to Reduce Intimate Partner Violence

Blog: Can economic empowerment reduce Intimate Partner Violence?

Poster 

Blog: Can gender transformative economic programmes reduce IPV?

Film: Alice & Agnes

Research Team: Peg Bavin Butler, Maureen Murphy, Mary Ellsberg, Manuel Contreras Urbina

NEPAL

Diffusion of Gender Norms Change at the Community Level

Empowering women and preventing partner violence in Nepal

Webinar 

Research Paper: Diffusion in social norms change about violence against women: A longitudinal analysis of intervention data from a cluster randomised trial

Blogs: Jimirebhar Says ‘NO’ to Violence

Blog: Building A ‘Violence-free’ Community!

Journal Article: Diffusion in social norms change about violence against women: A longitudinal analysis of intervention data from a cluster randomised trial

YouTube Video: The Trendsetters

Research Team: Binita Shrestha, Nirmal Prasad Rijal


PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Adaptation and Scale Up of School Action Groups

Poster

Research Team: Lauren Siegmann, Ceridwen Spark, Jacqui Joseph, Junior Muke

PERU

Training Local Leaders to Prevent and Reduce Gender-Based Violence in their Communities: Impact Evaluation of Leaders 

Poster

Article: Is Community-Based Targeting Effective in Identifying Intimate Partner Violence?

Research Team: Juan Manuel Hernández-Agramonte, Daniel Hurtado

RWANDA

Assessing the Long-Term Impacts of an Empowerment Training on Gender-Based Violence and Household Energy Use in Humanitarian Settings                                                                                                                         

Poster

Blog: Gender-based violence risk is a part of daily life in refugee camps

Report: Can cooking solutions for refugees better serve gender dynamics?

Research Team: Anita Shankar, Naira Kalra, Lameck Habumugisha and Luis García La Moneda

SOUTH AFRICA

Evaluating a Walking School Bus as a School-Related Gender-Based Violence Intervention

Poster

Research Team: Zaynab Essack


2017 PHOTO GALLERY

EGYPT

Gender Equity Model, Egypt – Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment and Fighting Gender-Based Violence

Poster

Blog: Working with the government and private sector to promote gender equity and prevent gender based violence (GBV) in Egypt

Research Team: Ramadan Mohammed, Laila El-Zeini, Sahar El-Sheneity

ETHIOPIA

Piloting a customizable, user-designed information and communication technology-based approach to reduce intimate partner violence among refugees

Poster

Blog: Podcasts to prevent intimate partner violence: Leveraging social networks in Somali refugee camps in Ethiopia

Research Team: Vandana Sharma, Anne Bennett, Jennifer Scott, Negussie Deyessa 

JORDAN

Sexual Harassment Among Jordanian College Students: Pilot Testing a Promising Primary Prevention Intervention

Poster

Research Team: Aida Essaid, Cari Jo Clark, Rachael A Spencer, Abeer B. Dababneh, Sami Hourani

KYRGYZSTAN

Combating sexual violence in Kyrgyzstan through innovative education and information technology:

Poster

Blog: Hackathons and mobile apps: Developing innovative responses to sexual violence in Kyrgyzstan

Report: Combatting Sexual Violence in Kyrgyzstan through Innovative Education and Information Technology (Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia)

Website

Research Team: Elena Kim, Mirgul Karimova, Frank Karioris

PAKISTAN

Mapping for policy

Poster

Blog: Using technology to improve women’s safety in Pakistan’s urban transit systems

Research Team: Yasemin Irvin-Erickson, Ammar Malik, Faisal Kamiran, Mangai Natarajan, Janine Zweig

PERU

Gender-based violence prevention in the Amazon of Peru (GAP) Project

Poster

Blog: Participatory action research: Making ethics work for violence prevention projects in small, rural communities

Blog: Violence against women prevention in rural areas: Challenges and lessons for the field

Blog: Co-creating systems for primary Gender-Based Violence prevention with communities in the Peruvian Amazon

Presentations:

Research Team: Jenevieve Mannell, Geordan Shannon, Renzo Peña

RWANDA & HONDURAS

Building research capacity and data use for gender-based violence prevention and response in adolescents/ young adult

Poster

Blog: Data for policy: Building a culture of evidence-based policies to address violence against children (VAC)

Research Team: Daniela Ligiero

SOLOMON ISLANDS

Building the evidence base for ‘Safe Families’ - a comprehensive community-led model for violence prevention in Solomon Islands

Poster

Blog: Igniting change: Shifting harmful gender norms in the Pacific

Report: Transforming harmful gender norms in Solomon Islands: A study of the Oxfam Safe Families Program

Presentation: The challenges of conducting ethical and rigorous research on violence against women in small, isolated, high-prevalence communities

Research Team: Anna Trembath, Emma Fulu, Jane Fisher, Doris Puiahi, Kiri Dicker, Sarah McCook

SWAZILAND

Building the evidence base to understand and prevent campus sexual assault in Swaziland

Poster

Blog: Why Resistance?

Blog: Women’s resistance to sexual assault in the time of #MeToo: Why it is important for female university students in Swaziland

Research Article: Epidemiology of campus sexual assault among University women in Eswatini.

Research Team: Rebecca Fielding-Miller, Fortunate Shabalala, Anita Raj, Nonhlanhla Sukati, Sakhile Masuku, Charlene Senn

UGANDA

Development of Standard Measures to Support Gender-Based Cyber Violence Prevention

Poster

Blog: Disrupting the intersection of technology and gender-based violence

Briefs:

Research Team: Pamela Lilleston, Naome Wandera, Stella Mukasa

 

 

2016 VIDEO

BANGLADESH

The effects of transfers and behavior change communication on intimate partner violence: Evidence from rural Bangladesh

Poster

Blog: Can transfers and training reduce intimate partner violence?

Discussion Paper

Blogs: Cash or food transfers paired with behavior change communication can reduce intimate partner violence even after transfers end ; Can transfers and training reduce intimate partner violence?

Discussion Paper: Transfers, Behavior Change Communication, and Intimate Partner Violence Post program Evidence from Rural Bangladesh

Poster: The effects of transfers and behavior change communication on intimate partner violence: Evidence from rural Bangladesh

Summary Brief: Economic empowerment interventions to reduce gender-based violence

Webinar: Cash transfer programs and intimate partner violence – Lessons from 3 case studies around the globe

Research Team: Shalini Roy, Melissa Hidrobo, Akhter Ahmed, John Hoddinott

BRAZIL

Double vulnerabilities of violence and HIV among women in Brazil: A latent class analysis

Poster

Blog: Gender Based Violence and HIV Infection: Overlapping Epidemics in Brazil

Website iSTRIVE

Blog: Examining violence against women and the intersecting HIV epidemic in Brazil

Research Team: Jamila K. Stockman, Kiyomi Tsuyuki; Regina Maria Barbosa, and Daniela Knauth

KENYA

Mental health and problem management support for men to reduce incidences of sexual and gender based violence in urban Kenya

Poster

 

Related Brief: Reducing violence against women through psychological interventions targeting men

Blog: Supporting Men’s Mental Health to Reduce Gender-Based Violence in Kenya

Article: Community dialogue a way to end FGM

Blog: Mental health and intimate partner violence in Kenya

Research Article: Exploring links between common mental health problems, alcohol/substance use and perpetration of intimate partner violence: A rapid ethnographic assessment with men in urban Kenya

Research Team: Phiona Koyiet, Kevina Power, Mary Mugo, Catherine Omenda, William Marwanga, Margaret Njenga

LEBANON

Making sense of early marriage among Syrian refugee girls

Poster

Blog: Making Sense of Child Marriage in Lebanon

Research: Making sense of child, early and forced marriage among Syrian refugee girls: a mixed methods study in Lebanon

TedTalk: Why the World Marries

Research Paper: Continuum of sexual and gender-based violence risks among Syrian refugee women and girls in Lebanon

Research Paper: A Qualitative Analysis of Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceptions of Family Planning Among Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Research Paper: Displacement and Emotional Well-Being among Married and Unmarried Syrian Adolescent Girls in Lebanon: An Analysis of Narratives

Research Paper: “It Will Be a Weapon in My Hand”: The Protective Potential of Education for Adolescent Syrian Refugee Girls in Lebanon

Research Team: Susan Bartels, Colleen Davison, Nour Bakhache, Annie Bunting, and Saja Michael

MOLDOVA

Preventing gender-based partner violence among youth with a new school based course “Harmonious Couple Relationships”

Poster

Comparative study

Summary Report

Blog: Adolescents, gender roles and intimate partner relationships in Moldova

Manuals:
Relatii armonioase in familie: Curriculum pentru clasele a X-a – a XII-a
Relatii armonioase in familie: Ghidul profesorului
Relatii armonioase in familie: Suport informaționa
Relatii armoniase in familie: Caietul elevului

Research Team: Daniela Misail-Nichitin, Valentina Olaru, and Diana Cheianu

PERÚ

Masculinidades Y Prevención De La Violencia Sexual

Poster

Book: Detràs de la màscara. Varones y violencia sexual en la vida cotidiana

Research Team: Nancy Palomino, Miguel Angel Ramos Padilla, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredida

THAILAND

Trauma-informed, community-engaged violence prevention for FSWs in Thailand

Poster

Blog: Ending the invisible violence against Thai female sex workers

Blog: Gender-based violence, safety promotion and risk reduction for female sex workers in Thailand

Research Team: Michele Decker, Dusita Phuengsamran, Surang Janyam, Chamrong Phaengnongyang

TURKEY

Formative research to inform the development of an intervention to prevent intimate partner violence among Syrian refugees in Izmir, Turkey

Poster

Blog: Let their voices be heard: Qualitative research approaches among Syrian refugees in Greece

Article: Feasibility and acceptability of mobile phone platforms to deliver interventions to address gender-based violence among Syrian adolescent girls and young women in Izmir, Turkey

Research Article: Altered social trajectories and risks of violence among young Syrian women seeking refuge in Turkey: a qualitative study

Research Team: Women and Health Alliance (WAHA) International, Relief Society for Syrian Refugees in Izmir, Harvard Medical School, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Jennifer Scott

UGANDA

Designing a gender-transformative intervention to involve men and boys in the prevention of IPV against women and girls in rural Uganda

Poster

Blog: Engaging men and boys in the prevention of violence against women in Uganda

Blog: A gender-transformative approach to involving men in violence prevention in Uganda

Research Article 
Research Team: Jennifer A. Wagman, Fred K. Nalugoda, Paul Fleming, Gertrude Nakigozi, Neema Nakyanjo

In July 2019, the World Bank Group and Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) opened a call for proposals for the Development Marketplace: Innovations to Address Gender-Based Violence aimed at addressing gender-based violence in low- and middle-income countries.  

An expert panel will select winners engaged in research, interventions, or other activities related to GBV prevention and response based on overall merit, research/project design and methods, significance, project manager/team, and ethical considerations.

All applications must be submitted via the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) Awards online system, and must reach us by midnight (South African time) on September 13, 2019.

 

WATCH AGAIN: Webinar --> Development Marketplace: Award for Innovation in Addressing Gender-Based Violence

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Last Updated: Jul 09, 2019


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