Integrating Cash Assistance into Gender-based Violence Case Management to Support GBV Survivors and Individuals at Risk in Jordan (Snapshot)

Jordan is home to the second largest refugee population per capita in the world. The country’s population of 10,571,602 includes more than 760,000 refugees registered with the UN refugee agency. More than 80 percent live in urban areas rather than in refugee camps. A recent assessment by CARE Jordan found that the lack of income opportunities, COVID-19, and community conflict were the most significant stressors affecting the safety and protection of refugees and host communities. Gender-based violence (GBV) was prevalent across both communities, and is caused by both social and economic factors. The Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) and CARE are leading an initiative to expand the access of people working in humanitarian settings to the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to integrate cash and voucher assistance (CVA) into GBV programming. This snapshot summarizes a case study about a project that took place from January 2020 to December 2021 in Mafraq, Amman, and Zarqa in Jordan. The project aimed to build livelihood resilience and prevent and respond to protection threats faced by women, girls, men, and boys affected by crisis.