This paper includes a collection of innovative practices to effectively tackle gender-based violence. It serves as a call to action to further develop and scale innovative solutions to address the root causes of gender inequality. Many thanks to IDIA’s Gender & Innovation Working Group (GIWG) for contributions to this paper, and to Felicia Khan and Donal Ring for facilitation of the process and creation of this paper.
International Development Innovation Alliance (IDIA)
Bringing together the world’s leading development agencies using innovation to bend the curve of the Sustainable Development Goals
We know preventing GBV is transformational: it improves the health of women and children, increases economic productivity, and advances educational attainment. We also know preventing GBV will accelerate progress across the SDGs. An innovation mindset can assist us in dealing with complex development challenges and our ability to adapt, to experiment and to encourage local solutions beyond long-term planning approaches. For these reasons, we share this collection of innovations. We hope it will serve as a catalyst to develop innovative solutions to achieve gender equality.