An estimated 36% of women worldwide have experienced gender-based violence (GBV) in their lifetime, generating health, welfare, legal and economic costs for them, their families and communities. The ambitious targets set by the SDGs, including ending gender-based violence (GBV), demand new modes of partnership, collaboration and financing. Given its interconnection with multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), GBV efforts could benefit from innovative cost-sharing approaches that engage stakeholders from different sectors, government ministries and administrative levels, civil society, NGOs and the private sector to collaboratively develop and pay for Local Action Plans (LAPs) aimed at transforming unequal gender power relations to improve a range of health, education, social and economic outcomes. Such promising co-financing mechanisms have not yet been used to resource GBV interventions.
As part of UNDP’s global project, Ending Gender-based Violence and Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, participatory GBV local action plans are being piloted in several settings. The UNU-IIGH team is leading a piece of research and policy translation on the costs, value for money and financing of these local plans in 5 countries (Moldova, Indonesia, Peru, Lebanon and Uganda).
This presentation will explore the following:
* Innovative participatory planning and paying for localised GBV plans
* The case for cross-sectoral co-financing of programmes with multiple impacts across the SDGs
* UNDP and UNU-IIGH collaboration to end GBV and achieve the SDGs