Violence against women and cash transfers in humanitarian contexts

by Emma Bell
VAWG Helpdesk Research Report No. 68, February 2015

12 pp. 440 kB:
http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/cash-transfers-humanitarian-
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Most cash transfer programmes, whether implemented in developing or humanitarian contexts, do not have a specific focus on reducing violence against women (VAW) or improving women’s status within the family. The evidence base is still at an early stage, with only a handful of evaluations of cash transfer programmes having examined the impact of conditional cash transfers on women’s risk of partner violence in any context. Most programmes in emergencies do not report on gender at all despite the fact that cash transfers impact on intra-household dynamics.

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