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Innovations to Prevent Gender-Based Violence: Building Evidence for Effective Solutions

April 18, 2017 | 14:30 ET, 18:30 GMT

To support the prevention of violence against women and girls, the World Bank Group and Sexual Violence Research Initiative will award 10 teams from around the world with funds to support research and innovation to help address this global epidemic. Nearly 1 billion women and girls across all countries and cultures will experience intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. Violence experienced by women and girls is an obstacle to development gains, as it impedes their full participation in society, limits access to education and economic participation, and hinders efforts to achieve gender equality. Award winners will share their motivations and successes in developing effective prevention and response interventions, which the World Bank can also incorporate into its development work.

Speakers

Co-Director of IFC’s Transactional Risk Solutions Department

Vice President, Europe and Central Asia, World Bank

South Asia Region, World Bank Group

Vice President, East Asia and Pacific Region, World Bank

Senior Director, Gender CCSA, World Bank Group

Vice President, Latin America the Caribbean, World Bank Group

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on October 24, 2013 in Washington DC. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank

President, World Bank Group