Leveraging the potential of safety nets to prevent gender-based violence – emerging experience from Mozambique and Sierra Leone & beyond


This webinar offered simultaneous interpretation from English to French and to Portuguese. You can watch the recording in French and in Portuguese


This panel discussed emerging practice on how to leverage safety nets to prevent gender-based violence (GBV). The session included highlights from Safety First – a new World Bank operational toolkit which provides detailed design and implementation guidance to maximize the preventive effect of safety nets. The panel also featured policy-makers and practitioners from Mozambique and Sierra Leone, who shared recent practice on mitigating, responding to and reducing the risks of gender-based violence through their social protection work.



Angélica Magaia, National Director for Children, Mozambique

Charlotte Coles, Head of the Ending Violence Team, FCDO

Ruth Graham-Goulder, Social Policy Specialist, Unicef

Alessandra Heinemann, Senior Social Protection Specialist and Gender Lead, World Bank



Lauren Rumble, Principal Advisor, Gender, and Chief of Gender and Rights Section, Unicef



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