Social Protection Brief: Violence against Women and Girls

Organization(s): Inter-American Development Bank, The Global Women's Institute, World Bank
Year: 2014
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The definition of social protection programmes varies widely, as do the types of interventions included and the specific outcomes sought. These programmes can be implemented through public and/or private sectors, with the involvement of single or multiple government sectors, or by some combination of these actors.

This brief will specifically focus on four types of social protection interventions: social assistance, social insurance, labour market programs, and early childhood development. It will offer suggestions for integrating violence against women and girls (VAWG) prevention efforts within these interventions. These areas of focus are meant to be illustrative of different social protection programs, rather than to reflect the full breadth of social protection programmes.

Social Protection and Human Rights