Webinar: Reducing risks of Gender-Based Violence in Humanitarian Cash and Voucher Assistance
On behalf of the Gender and Cash sub-working group of Cash Workstream of the Grand Bargain, we are pleased to kick of 2020 with a series of webinars on cash and voucher assistance and gender-based-violence. The webinars will focus on the most recent experiences in practice, research and application of guidance on CVA and GBV. We have a great line up of webinars from UNFPA, CARE and the Women’s Refugee Commission will be the first.
The webinars will be held on Thursdays at 8:00 EST/ 14:00 CET/ 15:00 EAT starting from the 16th January 2020 for at least five weeks.
Please register through this link.
The first webinar on January 16, 2020
“Reducing risks of Gender-Based Violence in Humanitarian Cash and Voucher Assistance”
A GBV AoR Webinar with the support of the Swiss Development Cooperation
Facilitators: Joanna Friedman (independent consultant) and Luana De Souza-Monbaron (GBV AoR) funded by SDC via the GBV AoR
Cash and voucher assistance (CVA) has been shown to contribute to the survival and resilience of vulnerable populations, but in order to maximize its effectiveness, humanitarian actors should establish gender-based violence risk prevention and mitigation measures. Cash is better able to achieve its intended results -- allowing people and households to meet their basic needs, make the most appropriate choices for their family and live with dignity -- when it includes protection and GBV risk mitigation, so that women, children and others can equally benefit. We often hear that CVA can be “empowering,” but it can also lead to increased tensions in couples, families and communities during crises. How can we maximize the benefits of cash and voucher assistance while reducing its potential to increase risks for women, children and others in humanitarian settings? This webinar will introduce you to the key questions to keep in mind and point you towards the most important tools and resources, based on recent field learning.
Note: this webinar will also be done in French at a later date.
For detailed information on the webinar series see the concept note.