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Toolkit for Integrating GBV Prevention and Response Into Economic Growth Projects

Author: USAID
Publication Date: September 2014

Description: This toolkit provides practical guidance on how to address Gender-based Violence (GBV) in economic growth and trade projects across the program cycle by focusing on four overarching themes: 1) How and why economic growth projects can play a critical role in addressing GBV; 2) How GBV can affect and undermine the outcomes of economic growth projects; 3) Different contexts to consider when integrating GBV prevention and response into economic growth projects; and 4) Practical ideas and strategies for integrating GBV prevention and response into economic growth projects. Workplaces can be important sites of intervention in addressing GBV, and this toolkit considers a diverse range of workplace GBV issues through examples and case studies while also providing practical strategies for integrating GBV prevention and response into any type of economic growth project.

The toolkit is split into five parts designed to distill technical content, guidance, and practical information on GBV prevention and response in economic growth projects. These are: 1) Toolkit purpose, audience, and structure; 2) GBV definition, prevalence, and global statistics; 3) How to integrate GBV prevention and response into USAID’s program cycle; 4) How to integrate GBV prevention and response into economic growth projects; and 5) A conclusion synthesizing themes and strategies for preventing and responding to GBV in the workplace. By addressing GBV proactively, economic growth projects can help to stop violence and promote greater gender and economic equality.

To access the resource, please click here Toolkit for Integrating GBV Prevention and Response Into Economic Growth Projects.


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