As development practitioners, we must ensure that programs are implemented in such a way as to minimize gender-based violence risks for all participants. This involves understanding risk and prevention factors and implementing appropriate measures and resources to help mitigate these risks in order to guarantee that women’s economic empowerment programs give women the intended tools and opportunities without exposing them to violence.
This guide is a tool for developing and implementing strategies to combat gender-based violence, and more specifically domestic violence. It is chiefly intended for economic development practitioners and contains five guidance notes on key subjects related to the prevention and mitigation of domestic violence in the field of women’s economic empowerment.
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