Prevention of Gender-based Violence (G-BV)

Understand, describe, and promote integration of gender-based violence (G-BV) principles within development projects, with a special focus on violence against women and girls (VAWG).



Competency Area

Gender and Development


Understands G-BV guiding principles

Distinguishes between gender-based violence (G-BV) and violence against women and girls (VAWG)

Understands and describes why preventing and responding to G-BV and VAWG is central to achieving development goals

Lists the risk factors associated with VAWG while locating them across life-cycle stages

Applies GBV principles to VAWG interventions

Applies a survivor-centred approach and the G-BV guiding principles in VAWG prevention and response (safety, confidentiality, respect, non-discrimination)

Documents prevalence and impact of VAWG on development goals

Investigates context, trends, and vulnerabilities related to VAWG

Conducts relevant research for G-BV interventions

Adapts evidence-based interventions to local contexts and practices

Incorporates data collection to support evidence-based decision making for VAWG interventions

Supports research on developing, piloting, evaluating, and scaling-up VAWG prevention and response interventions

Designs VAWG interventions

Designs multi-sectoral interventions to target G-BV and VAWG across levels (individual, interpersonal, community, etc.)

Implements multi-sectoral response to VAWG, in line with development goals (health, psychosocial support, security, etc.)

Streamlines monitoring and evaluation processes within VAWG interventions, with a focus on SDG 5.2

Informs GBV and VAWG interventions

Champions incorporation of best practices on G-BV and VAWG through gender-responsive budgeting, in order to achieve development goals

Promotes and applies gender analysis to specific contexts to understands its relation to G-BV and VAWG

Disseminates impact evaluations on effective VAWG interventions to relevant stakeholders