Resource Guide and Training on Gender-Based Violence

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Cardno researched, designed and developed a sector-specific Project Design Resource Guide and a pilot training course to enable USAID staff to effectively integrate state-of-the-art gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response efforts into development projects.

Through its Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy, USAID recognized gender-based violence (GBV) as a significant barrier to achieving gender equality and global development objectives. 

USAID's policy required integration of gender equality and female empowerment throughout program-related processes, such as strategic planning, project design and implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.

In response, our team led the technical research, writing and overall development of the Building a Safer World: Toolkit for Integrating GBV Prevention and Response into USAID Energy and Infrastructure Projects.

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The work included the development of resources to assist USAID in addressing gender-based violence across multiple sectors. Our team also provided advice on the design, development and delivery of a pilot training targeted at USAID technical experts.

Sectors covered in the training also included Global Health and Rule of Law. This was conducted by subcontractors under the Advancing the Agenda of Gender Equality (ADVANTAGE) IDIQ contract. 

Advancing equality by addressing the gender gaps which hold women back ultimately achieves the goal of improving people's lives around the world.