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The WEAVE Collective

The WEAVE Collective (Women Engaged Against Violence Everywhere) is a newly formed group investing in a shared commitment to feminist movements that address violence against women and girls while uplifting and weaving together the crucial stories emerging from the margins. Learn more about the WEAVE Collective here and attend our panel discussion at SVRI, “The Role of Women’s Movements on VAWC,” on Thursday, September 22 (more details here).

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GWI Attends the 2022 SVRI Forum in Cancun, Mexico 

GWI will attend the 2022 SVRI Forum hosted in Cancun, Mexico. At the Forum, GWI staff will present research across panels, presentations, and participatory events. You can find a calendar of events, which includes offerings from GWI and some key partners, here

This year at SVRI, GWI is celebrating our 10-Year Anniversary while also taking the time to honor courageous women’s rights defenders. Find more information about this celebration and the award recipients here.

For those attending the Forum, stop by our booth and get to know our programs, courses, and staff. We look forward to meeting you at SVRI!


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GenderPro at GW

The GenderPro Capacity Building & Credentialing Programme, hosted at the George Washington University in partnership with UNICEF, the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs and the George Washington University College of Professional Studies, is professionalizing the gender and development field and equipping development and humanitarian professionals with the skills they need to meaningfully address gender in their work.

The GenderPro Capacity Building Programme is a first-of-its-kind course designed to educate international development professionals on the skills and knowledge they need to integrate gender into their existing programs and the best approaches to improve the lives of women and girls around the world. The course consists of about an hour and a half of work per week over about four months and an applied practicum focused on a work deliverable. Two 16-week cohorts are administered per year. 

Eligible participants are mid- to senior-level global development, gender, and/or humanitarian professionals who are interested in deepening their skills in integrating gender into development programming. 

You can learn more information about the GenderPro Capacity Building Programme and apply at the following link:


Report cover graphic: Violence Against Women Prevalence Estimates, 2018

Building GBV Evidence

GWI believes that the best evidence-generation is led by those who work in and know the field best. To that end, we are excited to share GWI's Building GBV Evidence program, which aims to build GBV global capacity through the local development and implementation of evidence-building activities including standalone research and improved M&E systems among refugee populations.Through this program, we hope that humanitarian agencies working in GBV programming can conduct their own GBV research and develop their M&E systems to improve their GBV programming. The Building GBV Evidence program has three major components: the Building GBV Evidence Course, a no-cost individualized, in-kind technical advising and support for humanitarian agencies seeking to conduct GBV research or improve their M&E systems, and GWI is directly supporting humanitarian agencies and academics in the global south. For more information, visit our website


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"Violence against women and girls is the most pervasive and under-reported human rights violation in the world."


Mary Ellsberg,
Director, Global Women's Institute

 Mary Ellsberg




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"When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful."

Malala Yousafzai




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