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Time to Radically Change the Status Quo: Novel Ways to Address Gender-Based Violence

  • RBAP Conference Room (and via YouTube Live) 23rd Floor, DC 1, UN Plaza New York (map)

On International Human Rights Day and the final day of the 16 Days of Activism, join us for a conversation on ending gender-based violence and innovation.

To end violence against women and girls, there is a clear need to test and scale new ways of working. Gender inequalities and gender-based violence are complex problems that cannot be solved with technical solutions alone. Innovation can help to improve our ability to deliver violence prevention and response services; to design and evaluate ethical experiments to scale what works; and it has the potential to facilitate systems-change efforts.

Join us on 10 December for a conversation with experts and doers who drive novel approaches to addressing gender-based violence. We will explore how:

  • New and big data can provide real-time insights and quicker feedback loops;

  • Service design with survivors and perpetrators of violence can improve public services;

  • Behavioral insights can help to better diagnose GBV-related challenges and experimentation can improve our understanding of what works; 

  • Impact investments can unlock new sources of financing;

  • Crowdsourcing challenges, involving new players and designing collective intelligence systems can help scale novel solutions.

We are delighted to welcome experts from the Behavioral Insights Team, the Criterion Institute, UN Global Pulse, the USAID Global Development Lab and the Public Policy Lab to a discussion on infusing new ways of working in global efforts to end violence against women. These are core elements of the SDG Acceleration Lab network which UNDP will launch in 2019, and many are currently being tested by the Gender Team’s “Ending Gender-based Violence and Achieving the SDGs” global project and by UNDP offices with support from the Innovation Facility.

To follow the conversation on YouTube Live, please click here.