Tackling Gender Based Violence via Cash and Voucher Assistance: Spotlight on Ecuador
Since 2018, there has been an increased focus on the use of Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) for protection outcomes, including the integration of CVA into GBV response. An array of guidance and tools on the topic are now available. UNFPA outlined in their 2022 Humanitarian Action Overview that cash transfers would be an integral part of their GBV prevention and response approach. However, evidence from the use of CVA for GBV outcomes is scarce and opportunities to leverage CVA within a GBV case management framework are rarely seized. Significant knowledge gaps remain on the topic for CVA and GBV specialists alike.
To fill this gap and raise the interest of practitioners, the CALP Network is hosting a series of webinars on this theme. The webinars will draw on recent examples from Ecuador and Colombia where cash assistance was used within comprehensive GBV response.
Participants will gain knowledge on how to apply gender-based violence case management in cash transfer programming and in their humanitarian responses and learn about the tools that could improve their work on this issue.
Event 1/2: Tackling Gender Based Violence via Cash and Voucher Assistance: Spotlight on Ecuador
Panelists: Alexandra Moncada and Mónica Tobar from CARE Ecuador; Karen Garita, Fundación Mujer & Mujer; Lita Martínez, CEPAM; and Lenny Quiroz, UNTHA.