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Intersections of violence against women and girls with state-building and peace-building: Lessons from Nepal, Sierra Leone and South Sudan

As part of the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls program, funded by the UK Department for International Development, this study draw on three case countries – Nepal, Sierra Leone and South Sudan – to address gaps in evidence and understanding on violence against women and girls during post-conflict transition. In doing so, the study aims to increase recognition of the potential for state-building and peace-building processes to more effectively institutionalize approaches to violence against women and girls, and the role that addressing such violence can play in advancing sustainable peace.

Read the full report.

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Welcome to Visiting Scholar Renée Römkens

The Global Women's Institute is pleased to welcome our Visiting Scholar, Renée Römkens, Director of the Atria Institute of Gender Equality and Women's History in Amsterdam and Professor of Gender-based Violence at the University of Amsterdam. Professor Römkens will be with us for the next few weeks conducting research around the #MeToo movement. 

Learn more about the Atria Institute

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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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