What works to prevent violence against women and girls in conflict and humanitarian crisis: Synthesis Brief

“The link is there when you are talking about violence against women, you are talking about sustainable peace – when you have a happy home, you have a happy community.”

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is an important human rights concern and a pervasive issue affecting women and girls during times of conflict and humanitarian crisis. In 2016, the What Works to Prevent VAWG programme (hereafter What Works) published an evidence brief summarising the existing evidence base on VAWG in these settings. While the brief demonstrated that there is very limited evidence on what works to prevent and respond to VAWG in conflict and humanitarian settings, it did highlight key areas of learning and specify what information gaps remain.

Learn about our successful grantees

Our grants include Innovation and Scale grants across a number of focus areas. In our first funding round, eight grants have been awarded.