Rapid Situation Analysis
Before developing an intervention strategy to respond to VAWG, project teams should understand the legal, social and epidemiological situation in the country, region or local community as they relate to VAWG. New programs or activities should be developed with an in-depth understanding of the existing gaps in services across sectors. WBG and IDB staff should work with governments, private sector partners, non-governmental institutions, local experts, and other counterparts in the country to answer some or all following questions.
What are your institution’s own experiences and resources working on the issue of gender-based violence in the country (if any)?
What sex-disaggregated information is available on the status of women and men in the sector in question?
What are the national, provincial, and local plans, and policies related to the prevention of and response to VAWG?
Are there any traditional practices, norms and responses that may increase women’s vulnerability to VAWG?
Assess the project objectives—are they looking to transform gender norms and reduce inequalities between men and women?
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