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WfWI and GWI Project Managers and researchers during the project’s kick-off meeting in Kigali, Rwanda 2022​​

Putting Survivors at the Center: Creating New Programming Models for Non-GBV Specialist Organizations to Support GBV Survivors

New: Watch the informational webinar, "Putting Survivors at the Center," Designing new programming models to support non-GBV focused organizations to better support GBV survivors," originally recorded on April 11, 2024.

In partnership with Women for Women International (WfWI), GWI is implementing a new project titled Putting Survivors at the Center: Creating New Programming Models for Non-GBV Specialist Organizations to Support GBV Survivors.

Learn more: Explore the Project OverviewPilot Program Models and Design, Phase 1 Data Findings, and Phase 1 Research Report.

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New Summary Brief from Raising Voices and GWI: "Enablers of Quality SASA! Together Programming"

Raising Voices and GWI have released a summary brief to share key enablers of quality for international non-government organizations (INGOS) and UN Agencies implementing SASA! Together programming.

In 2020, Raising Voices launched a TA program to support gender/GBV technical specialists embedded in larger organizations, who would then cascade SASA! Together training to their own programs and partners. Raising Voices engaged GWI to integrate rigorous learning across all aspects of the TA partnership. The brief explains the need for scaled-up technical assistance (TA) for these INGOs and UN Agencies with attention to fidelity, quality, and the principles of feminist scale.

GWI in GW Research Magazine: "Agents of Change"

This 2023 feature story describes "the pioneering work GWI has undertaken in 10 short years to fulfill its mission of advancing gender equality through research, education and action."

Learn about our large-scale, population-based study of VAWG in South Sudan, ongoing participatory action research in Empowered Aid, and more about the past, present, and future of GWI.


GWI's 10-Year Anniversary Celebration

In 2022, GWI celebrated a decade of bridging research and action! The Institute's Anniversary Celebration was hosted on March 9, 2023, at the Jack Morton Auditorium on the campus of the George Washington University. This celebration featured remarks from GWI Executive Director Dr. Mary Ellsberg, GW President Mark Wrighton, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, and NBC News Now Reporter Zinhle Essamuah. In addition to celebrating GWI's impact over the past 10 years, the Institute also awarded three Champions for Justice Awards. Read the full article.

Building GVB Evidence

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. 


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 online.

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

Malala Yousafzai


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