GBV Series Ep. 3 | Addressing and Supporting Survivors of Violence through Social Protection

In this episode of the "Social Protection for Prevention of and Response to Gender-based Violence" series, our guests talk about how social protection schemes can provide assistance to people fleeing gender-based violence. These people are vulnerable and may need many kinds of support.  

We look at examples of programmes providing cash support for survivors of domestic violence, as well as those that facilitate access to other services, such as referral pathways, healthcare, housing, etc.  

Guests for this episode include: 

  • Tara Patricia Cookson, Assistant Professor of Gender, Development and Global Public Policy at the University of British Columbia and co-founder of Ladysmith; 
  • Merike Blofield, Director of the Institute for Latin American Studies at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies and Professor of Political Science at the University of Hamburg; and 
  • Gerson Nombora, Child Protection Specialist at UNICEF Mozambique.  

In the “Quick Wins” segment, Mayra Cardozo, a Brazilian lawyer and gender researcher, member of the National Human Rights Commission of the Federal Council of the National Bar Association of Brazil and Professor of Criminal Law at EPD, shares some of the findings of her research on the programmes in place in Brazil that help women and children who are survivors of domestic violence.  

The joint webinar and podcast series "Social Protection for Prevention of and Response to Gender-Based Violence" is produced by and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), with support from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Tune in for the first webinar of the series, Girls Deserve Better: Countering Violence Against Adolescents through Social Protection, taking place on 28 March at 8.30 AM EDT. 


Episode links:  

Webinar: Harnessing Social Protection the Address Violence against Women and Girls

Book: Unjust Conditions: Women’s Work and the Hidden Cost of Cash Transfer Programs

Publication: A diagonal and social protection plus approach to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 syndemic: cash transfers and intimate partner violence interventions in Latin America

Article: UNICEF Mozambique shows how 'cash and care' accelerate child well-being


Quick Wins link: 

Article: Financial Support for Victims of Domestic Violence in Brazil