Mainstreaming Gender-based Violence (GBV) Considerations in CVA: Key tips for Cash Actors Engaged in the Myanmar Response
In Myanmar, over $53 million USD has been disbursed in CVA since January 2021. The delivery of the assistance has been impacted by tremendous context-specific challenges, both technical and operational as well as related to protection or gender-based violence (GBV). In light of the security and political context, most CVA interventions have been made possible thanks to a very localized, low-profile approach. Many activities have been conducted remotely over the phone due to various access-related challenges that can heavily impact the participation of women and other at-risk populations.
Bearing in mind this challenging landscape, a joint discussion between CVA and GBV actors took place in October 2022 with the objective of identifying the common GBV risks related to CVA and realistic actions that actors can undertake to decrease and prevent those risks. This note is a summary of the discussion, elaborating key recommendations and potential tools to contextualize and highlight some of the current best practices.