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Gender-based violence (GBV) risk mitigation in cash and voucher assistance (CVA) in Colombia: Learning from a joint CVA & GBV workshop

26 April 2023 — By UNFPA, GBV AOR Colombia, GTM Colombia, GIFMM, R4V

Building on existing global tools and best practices as well as the work already done by cash actors and the CWG of Colombia (including previous engagements between the GBV National Coordination Group and the CWG), a workshop took place in October 2022 in Bogotá. Capitalizing on participants’ expertise and the significant commitment of the various coordination bodies, discussions and group work during the workshop focused mainly on the transversality of GBV in CVA programming, specifically examining various best practices and lessons learned and discussing what the current state of affairs in Colombia related to GBV risk analysis in CVA and CVA tools. Based on these lively discussions and participatory activities, an action plan at coordination level was developed outlining key priority actions to ensure that the knowledge gained from the workshop will be disseminated at organizational and field level with a contextual uptake. The workshop ultimately strengthened close coordination between CVA and GBV actors and boosted engagement around the topic of GBV risk mitigation in CVA.