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.
A researcher and practitioner dialogue - Do programes engaging men to end violence against women work? What evidence is telling us. on May 27, 9AM ET
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Research Team: Nina Buchmann, Paula López-Peña, Atonu Rabbani
DEMOCRACTIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO AND KENYA
Research Team: Sangeeta Rege, Sanjida Arora, Padma Bhate Deosthali
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
Research Team: Jill Messing
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)
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
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Research Team: Niamh Carty, Angeline Angwin & Charlotte Kakebeeke
Research Team: Wilson Hernandez, Katrina Heimark
Research Team: Alberto Díaz Rosillo, Zaida Beatríz Asencios González, Inés Fanny Santi Huaranca Christin Schulze
Research Team: Arturo Harker, Bibiana Taboada, Harold Villalba
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
Research Team: Bhupendra Sheoran, Jinna Rosales
Research Team: Khalid Suliman, Majd Hammad
Blog: Can economic empowerment reduce Intimate Partner Violence?
Blog: Can gender transformative economic programmes reduce IPV?
Film: Alice & Agnes
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
Article: Is Community-Based Targeting Effective in Identifying Intimate Partner Violence?
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
Research Team: Zaynab Essack
Gender Equity Model, Egypt – Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment and Fighting Gender-Based Violence
Blog: Working with the government and private sector to promote gender equity and prevent gender based violence (GBV) in Egypt
Piloting a customizable, user-designed information and communication technology-based approach to reduce intimate partner violence among refugees
Blog: Podcasts to prevent intimate partner violence: Leveraging social networks in Somali refugee camps in Ethiopia
Sexual Harassment Among Jordanian College Students: Pilot Testing a Promising Primary Prevention Intervention
Combating sexual violence in Kyrgyzstan through innovative education and information technology:
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)
Mapping for policy
Blog: Using technology to improve women’s safety in Pakistan’s urban transit systems
Gender-based violence prevention in the Amazon of Peru (GAP) Project
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
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
Blog: Data for policy: Building a culture of evidence-based policies to address violence against children (VAC)
Research Team: Daniela Ligiero
Building the evidence base for ‘Safe Families’ - a comprehensive community-led model for violence prevention in Solomon Islands
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
Building the evidence base to understand and prevent campus sexual assault in Swaziland
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
Development of Standard Measures to Support Gender-Based Cyber Violence Prevention
Blog: Disrupting the intersection of technology and gender-based violence
Research Team: Pamela Lilleston, Naome Wandera, Stella Mukasa
The effects of transfers and behavior change communication on intimate partner violence: Evidence from rural Bangladesh
Blog: 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
Double vulnerabilities of violence and HIV among women in Brazil: A latent class analysis
Blog: Gender Based Violence and HIV Infection: Overlapping Epidemics in Brazil
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
Mental health and problem management support for men to reduce incidences of sexual and gender based violence in urban Kenya
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
Making sense of early marriage among Syrian refugee girls
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
Preventing gender-based partner violence among youth with a new school based course “Harmonious Couple Relationships”
Blog: Adolescents, gender roles and intimate partner relationships in Moldova
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
Masculinidades Y Prevención De La Violencia Sexual
Trauma-informed, community-engaged violence prevention for FSWs in Thailand
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
Formative research to inform the development of an intervention to prevent intimate partner violence among Syrian refugees in Izmir, Turkey
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
Designing a gender-transformative intervention to involve men and boys in the prevention of IPV against women and girls in rural Uganda
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
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.
Last Updated: Jul 09, 2019