Webinar Presentation: Social Protection and Violence against Women and Girls in the Indo Pacific region: Responding to COVID-19
Slide presentation of the webinar held on 18 August 2020. This webinar explored the potential role of social protection to respond to the ‘shadow pandemic’ of violence against women and girls (VAWG) during COVID-19 in the Indo-Pacific. It specifically looked at intimate partner violence (IPV), and cash transfers, the most common social protection, and focus of research to date. The webinar presented emerging evidence, practitioner perspectives, as well as examples of emerging practical innovations from programing, within the context of social protection approaches and experiences to address IPV. It sought to pinpoint key opportunities and actionable recommendations for actors working on social protection responses to COVID-19 in the Indo-Pacific region and at the intersection of long-term and emergency (humanitarian) situations.