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Policy paper

Violence Against Women and Cash Transfers in Humanitarian Contexts

2015 — By Emma Bell

This report addresses the known impacts of cash programmes on the incidence of violence against women in humanitarian contexts.

Query: Known impacts of cash programmes on the incidence and effects of VAWG in humanitarian contexts

  • What is the evidence base for this work in emergency settings?
  • What is the potential for backlash felt by women within their homes and partnerships if they participate in cash transfer programmes? (with an increasingly reliance on this) What are the dynamics at play?
  • How should DFID best use this form of intervention to address VAWG in this context?