Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS)

Webinar Presentation: Harnessing Social Protection to Address Violence Against Women and Girls

Slide presentation of the webinar held on 13 October 2022.

Through examining recent research, evidence, and program examples, the webinar sought to explore how social protection can be leveraged to mitigate gender-based violence. Evidence is showing that well designed social protection and cash plus programs can provide a protective measure against violence when delivery chains have been assessed for and address safeguarding risks at all points of the social protection eco system. It can also be leveraged to reduce overall household and individual financial stress as one of the drivers of violence. Social protection can play a role in providing vital and timely support to survivors of violence to meet their immediate needs in escaping violence.