Publication: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence : What is the World Bank Doing and What Have We Learned, A Strategic Review
Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is the most prevalent form of gender inequality. More than one third of the women in the world have experienced some form of gender based violence. The impacts of such violence extend far beyond the individual survivors, affecting households and communities, and spanning across generations. SGBV is widely recognized as a development constraint that falls within the World Bank's mandate. This report is an effort to take stock of the experience of the World Bank in addressing SGBV, from 2008 to 2013, in order to capture lessons for engaging more strategically on this issue across the Bank portfolio. The report elaborates on the prevalence of SGBV, the methodology adopted for the purpose of this review, an overview of World Bank activities for SGBV, lessons learned, addressing SGBV in design and implementation, cross-cutting and operational lessons, conclusions and recommendations.
“Willman, Alys M.; Corman, Crystal. 2013. Sexual and Gender-Based Violence : What is the World Bank Doing and What Have We Learned, A Strategic Review. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/16733 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”