The ‘What Works: Impact at Scale’ programme is a seven-year investment by the UK government on prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG), focused on taking evidence-based pilot approaches to scale.
SDDirect provides technical leadership and support on an integrated approach to gender equality, social inclusion and safeguarding across all outcome and output areas of the programme, as part of the PLA
SDDirect and our partners support smaller, local civil society organisations (CSOs) in developing countries who deliver international aid to strengthen their safeguarding policy and practice against sexual exploitation and abuse, and sexual harassment (SEAH).
During COP26, Naomi Clugston, Technical Specialist at SDDirect spoke with Dr Nahid Rezwana, Associate Professor at Dhaka University; Rumana Khan, the GBV Cluster Coordinator for UNFPA; and Murshida Akhter, a Humanitarian Specialist for UNFPA.
This resource provides guidelines on safe and ethical data collection on disability inclusion in GBV programming, challenges and risks associated with data collection, and case studies of how well this has been done in programming.
This annotated bibliography includes key resources and guidance related to integrating GBV risk mitigation in programming and in foster care procedures for adolescent girls on the move in Europe, with specific focus on Italy.
Young and adolescent girls understand their needs best – whether they are survivors of violence, child, early & forced marriage or female genital mutilation/cutting; in or out of school; living with a disability; pregnant or young mothers; from a low-income background; from
This resource summarises the current situation in Uganda for LGBTQI+ representing people since the passing of the Anti-Homosexuality Act (2023). It includes evidence of impact, response from humanitarian groups and workers so far, and more.
This report examines technology-facilitated gender-based violence, highlighting the impacts of online violence towards women and girls in their interaction with social and political spaces, as well as the impacts towards their physical and mental health.
Navigating the threat of violence and discrimination is part of queer people’s everyday reality – it is there when and where you choose to reach after someone’s hand, in how you answer questions about your personal life, and in how you choose to express your identity in the world.
SDDirect provide technical assistance to the European Investment Bank (EIB) supporting them realise their aspirations on gender equality and women’s economic empowerment through sector operations in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
These three resources include:
1) A brief overview of the importance of disability inclusion in social protection programming;
2) a guidance note on good practices around data collection and disaggregation for and within social protection programming and;