Blog: Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 on Innovations to Address Gender-Based Violence

Written by Diana J. Arango, Elizabeth Dartnall & Angelica Pino
During this year’s 16 Days of Activism, the World Bank Group and SVRI are highlighting how various GBV interventions have adapted their practices in the face of COVID-19.

Read in French and Spanish.

Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 on Innovations to Address Gender-Based Violence

Reports suggest gender-based violence has intensified globally amid the pandemic but lockdowns and other restrictions demand creative solutions to address the violence against women or develop programs to tackle the scourge.

To address the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and violence against women, countries and programs can draw from learnings about GBV prevention and response, so they can apply the learnings in their investments, policies, and practices.

During this year’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the World Bank Group and Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) are highlighting how various GBV interventions have adapted their practices in the face of COVID-19.

Read the full blog here. Follow us on social media @TheSVRI for the 16 days campaign.