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New report from WHO: Violence Against Women Prevalence Estimates, 2018

This report presents data from the largest ever study on the prevalence of violence against women, conducted by WHO on behalf of a special working group of the United Nations. Based on data from 2000 to 2018, it updates previous estimates released in 2013. GWI Leadership Council Members Kalliopi Mingeirou and Claudia Garcia-Moreno presented the data. 

The report was developed by WHO and the UNDP-UNFPA-UNICEF-WHO-World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP) for the United Nations Inter-Agency Working Group on Violence Against Women Estimation and Data. GWI Director Mary Ellsberg also served on the technical advisory group. 

You can read the report here.



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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. 

Applications for the fifth cohort of GenderPro are now open. You can learn more information about the GenderPro Capacity Building Programme and apply at the following link:


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COVID-19 Resources

We have compiled a growing list of resources in our newsletter related to the intersections of gender and COVID-19. We will continue to update that list which you can find here

If you would like to share any resources, please feel free to email us at [email protected] 

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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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