We offer a variety of solutions to combat different forms of gender-based violence (GBV), which may include trafficking in persons, to ensure that the more vulnerable populations have equal access to preventative services. Our work supports prevention, protection, and prosecution efforts and runs the gamut from setting up referral mechanisms in Latin America to improving policies in the Middle East to reduce GBV.
Addressing Gender-Based Violence and Trafficking in Persons.
Improving the Guatemalan Justice System
Guatemala must address weaknesses in its justice system to ensure that the country’s most vulnerable populations can access vital services.
Improving the Dominican Republic’s Justice System
The Dominican Republic needs a stronger criminal justice system to provide high-quality legal services and cultivate public trust.
4 Ways Women Can Support Women’s Economic Empowerment
USAID’s recent Women’s Economic Empowerment and Equality Workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa, brought together nearly 100 men and women dedicated to advancing women’s economic empowerment and equality throughout Africa and beyond. Over a period of two and a half days, we discussed USAID’s new draft Framework to Promote Women’s Economic Empowerment and Equality, listened to…
Violence Against Girls Isn’t a “Women’s Issue” — It’s a Human Rights Issue
A growing body of evidence shows that empowering adolescent girls to become future leaders in their communities is key to achieving global development goals, ensuring the sustainability of development interventions, and making a significant social impact. It is only by supporting, educating, and empowering adolescent girls that we can unlock their full potential to transform the…
5 Best Practices for Closing the Gender Gap in Economic Development
When I was a Peace Corps volunteer, I worked with female artisans in Morocco and witnessed firsthand the barriers they faced in economic development. Poor education, which prevented many from completing paperwork; low self-confidence or hope for a better future; lack of capital to invest in business licenses, equipment, and training; and a lack of…