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Since 2015, we have identified gender-based violence (GBV) as an area of focus for our Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF). In 2019 and 2020, we launched a series of challenge funds, calling for innovations that address intimate partner violence (IPV), and driving the adoption of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of GBV programming, as well as providing follow-on funding for past grantees to advance their innovations.  Additionally, we funded one GBV-focused innovation under our 2020 fund accelerating the journey to scale. One result of our concerted support for innovative GBV programming is a remarkable pool of recent grantees whose work we continue to champion. 

Our aim through this webinar series is to showcase the innovations we’ve supported – to bring these new ideas and emerging best practices to a wide audience of GBV practitioners, advisors, innovators, coordinators and donors.  We want to increase awareness of the important role innovation can play in GBV programming, share lessons learnt and shine a light on these new approaches, developed through the innovation process

Speakers will range from academic principal investigators and project managers to the local implementers shaping and applying new approaches.

Participants will come away knowing what each innovation offers and how they can find out more about it – whether that’s to adopt the approach, fund its advancement, or to collaborate or draw inspiration from it. 

About the webinars


In this webinarwe’ll hear how IPAS have used a co-design process with Rohingya refugees to promote reproductive autonomy through adapting a global clinic-based intervention methodology to a humanitarian refugee camp settingWe’ll also hear about interventions in Ethiopia and Myanmar that pioneer ways of framing, identifying and addressing gender bias among a potentially overlooked group: the staff and supporters of humanitarian GBV programmes.  

The webinar will take place on Tuesday 12 September, 13:00 (BST) via Zoom.


In this webinarwe’ll hear how International Rescue Committee have innovated new indicators that enrich the measurement of outcomes for GBV survivors accessing humanitarian GBV response programmesThe indicators, measuring survivors’ psychosocial well-being and their feeling of stigma, are tracked for analysis through the GBV Information Management System (GBV-IMS). Speakers will also share insights into how a group of organisations in Myanmar and South Sudan (Karuna Mission Social Solidarity; The Organisation for Children Harmony (TOCH); Trócaire; and Cafod and Trócaire in Partnership (CTP)), with support from the Global Women’s Institute at George Washington University, have developed indicators that are locally relevant to their context and that measure GBV activities against the globally endorsed Inter-Agency Minimum Standards for Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies Programming.

The webinar will take place on Wednesday 27 September, 14:00 (BST) via Zoom.

3. Applying cross-cutting methods to gender-based violence

In this webinarwe’ll hear how new ways of working that are gaining traction as humanitarian and research methodologies can be applied effectively to GBV programming. Women’s Refugee Commission will share their learning from using cash transfers to support survivors of intimate partner violence, while the teams from International Organization for Migration and Queen’s University will show how the sense-making approach to data-gathering provides a new way of understanding GBV risks and service needs, potentially doing so quicker, more accurately and with less stigma.  

The webinar will take place on Wednesday 25 October, 14:00 (BST) via Zoom.


In this webinarwe’ll hear about two innovation projects that are using technology to improve survivor-centred care in GBV response programming. Physicians for Human Rights will share their innovation, MediCapt which provides a digital platform to facilitate clinicians to comprehensively collect and securely store evidence of GBV, including forensic photography of injuries sustained by survivors. Norwegian Church Aid will share the results of the search, adaptation and invention processes they’ve pursued to innovate how virtual reality can be used a part of therapy for survivors of GBV.  

The webinar will take place on Wednesday 8 November, 13:00 (GMT) via Zoom.

Find out more about our webinar series

To find out more about the webinars and our guest speakers or to explore the innovations that will be showcased, visit our event page.

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