The Violence Against Women Resource Guide
Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most oppressive forms of gender inequality and stands as a fundamental barrier to equal participation of women and men in social, economic, and political spheres.
This resource guide was developed and launched through a partnership between the Global Women’s Institute (GWI) at George Washington University, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the World Bank Group (WBG) in December 2014. The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) joined the partnership in June 2015.
The purpose of this guide is to provide the reader with basic information on the characteristics and consequences of VAWG, including the operational implications that VAWG can have in several priority sectors of international cooperation and development aid. It also offers guidance on how to integrate VAWG prevention and the provision of quality services to violence survivors within a range of development projects. Lastly, it recommends strategies for integrating VAWG into policies and legislation, as well as sector programs and projects.