Webinar Presentation - GBV & Social Protection in COVID-19 and beyond – evidence & emerging practice

Slide presentation of the webinar held on 10 September 2020.  GBV is a violation of human rights and the impact of violence and fear of violence shape people's lives - particularly for girls and women. It has an impact on health, education and economic empowerment outcomes, and has a significant economic and social cost to societies. In recent research, cash transfers have been identified as an effective intervention to address gender-based violence, in some contexts. However, in some cases the risk of backlash and increased violence has also been identified, indicating the need for a nuanced, evidence-based, and context-specific response. This webinar provided a more in-depth look at the role of social protection in responding to gender-based violence during COVID-19, it explored:

  • What do we already know about the role of social protection measures and their impact on GBV? 
  • Which role can social protection policies and programmes play in the current crisis? 
  • What can social protection and gender equality practitioners do to minimise risks and maximise the preventative potential of social protection?