Case Study: Exploring GBV Risk Mitigation in Iraq and Colombia

In 2022, UNFPA and the Global Women’s Institute (GWI) at George Washington University undertook operational research in Iraq and Colombia with the goal of developing proxy indicators for mitigating GBV risk to women who receive cash assistance. Proxy indicators for detecting GBV risks to women in cash assistance offer a safe way for non-GBV specialist cash and/or M&E actors to monitor risk without causing inadvertent individual disclosures of violence. This case study explores the findings of the operational field research and its implications for UNFPA’s Indicators for GBV Risk Mitigation in Cash Assistance with Supporting Guidance.