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Development Marketplace: Innovations to Address Gender Based Violence
Preston Auditorium, World Bank Headquarters, Washington DC
11 Research Teams Win More than $1 million to Address Gender-Based Violence in 9 Countries
The 4th Development Marketplace: Innovations to Address Gender Based Violence highlighted the impact of innovation and evidence-based research on gender-based violence prevention and response around the world, in memory of Hannah Graham, daughter of IFC’s John Graham. At today’s event with insightful and inspirational remarks by the World Bank Group CEO Kristalina Georgieva, IFC VP for Latin America & the Caribbean and Europe and Central Asia Georgina Baker, and the Sexual Violence Research Initiative founder Claudia Garcia-Moreno, 11 winners from around the world were awarded prize money to design, implement, and capture results of new solutions, including the first-ever private sector winner. Winning 2019 approaches include a mobile phone app to collect and preserve forensic medical evidence for the prosecution of sexual violence crimes; a study of the effectiveness of police home visits to victims of domestic violence; and research into how youth social networks influence attitudes to GBV.