Development Marketplace: Innovations to Address Gender-Based Violence

The 2020 Development Marketplace: Innovations to Address Gender-Based Violence Call for Proposals is now open.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates 35% of women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual partner violence or non-partner sexual violence, roughly 938 million women. The costs of gender-based violence (GBV) are substantial. Violence against women and girls impedes their full participation in society, limits access to education and economic participation, and hinders efforts to achieve gender equality broadly.


The World Bank Group and the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) have partnered to address this global pandemic by launching the Development Marketplace to Address Gender-Based Violence. The Development Marketplace awards teams from around the world with funds to support evidence-based research, interventions, and other activities related to GBV prevention and response.

The Awards, first launched four years ago, honor GBV victims and survivors, and are held in memory of Hannah Graham, daughter of longtime World Bank Group employee John Graham. Listen to an interview with John Graham. The winning teams receive up to US$100,000 each.


Reducing Violence through Education

Reducing Violence through Parenting Interventions

Reducing Violence through understanding Violence Against Women and Children

Reducing Violence through Economic Empowerment

Reducing Violence through Physiological Interventions


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