Tackling Gender Based Violence via Cash and Voucher Assistance
Gender-based violence (GBV) is rampant — globally, one in three women experiences some form of violence or abuse. GBV is pervasive in humanitarian settings and anecdotal evidence points to the increase in GBV since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since 2018, there has been an increased focus on the use of Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) for protection outcomes, including the integration of CVA into GBV response. An array of guidance and tools on the topic are now available. UNFPA outlined in their 2022 Humanitarian Action Overview that cash transfers would be an integral part of their GBV prevention and response approach. However, evidence from the use of CVA for GBV outcomes is scarce and opportunities to leverage CVA within a GBV case management framework are rarely seized. Significant knowledge gaps remain on the topic for CVA and GBV specialists alike.
To fill this gap and raise the interest of practitioners, the CALP Network has hosted a series of webinars on this theme. The webinars drew on recent examples from Ecuador and Colombia where cash assistance was used within comprehensive GBV response.
Expert panelists shared:
- Evidence about the impact programming had had on the lives of GBV survivors including people from the LGBTQI community, migrants, refugees, internally displaced and host nationals.
- What they had learned as organizations on their journey towards designing and implementing innovative approaches to support survivors of gender-based violence.
Event 1/2: Tackling Gender Based Violence via Cash and Voucher Assistance: Spotlight on Ecuador
It took place on 31 May 2022 with the participation of the panelists: Alexandra Moncada and Mónica Tobar from CARE Ecuador; Karen Garita, Fundación Mujer & Mujer; Lita Martínez, CEPAM; and Lenny Quiroz, UNTHA.
This event was organized by Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC), CARE, CALP Network, Centro Ecuatoriano para la Promoción y Acción de la Mujer (CEPAM), Mujer & Mujer and Unión Nacional de Trabajadoras del Hogar y Afines (UNTHA).
And is financially supported by:
The “Building Evidence on Integrating Cash and Voucher Assistance within GBV Case Management to Strengthen IPV Response for Urban Migrants and Refugees” project is funded and supported by Elrha’s Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) programme, a grant making facility which improves outcomes for people affected by humanitarian crises by identifying, nurturing and sharing more effective, innovative and scalable solutions. Elrha’s HIF is funded by aid from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. Elrha is a global charity that finds solutions to complex humanitarian problems through research and innovation. Visit www.elrha.org to find out more.”
Event 2/2: Tackling Gender Based Violence via Cash and Voucher Assistance: Spotlight on Colombia
It took place on 21 June 2022. The panelists were Catalina Vargas, Lorena Bejarano and Fanny Santana from CARE; Angelica Rios, CORPRODINCO.
This event was organized by Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC), CARE, CALP Network and CORPRODINCO.
And is financially supported by:
This webinar is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of the Women’s Refugee Commission and CARE and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.