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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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GWI recognizes 2018 Nobel Peace Prize recipients

The Global Women's Institute recognizes and congratulates 2018 Nobel Peace Prize recipients Dr. Denis Mukwege, a Congolese gynecological surgeon, and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi activist for their efforts in supporting survivors of sexual violence and bringing awareness to sexual violence against women and girls in conflict settings.

Read the New York Times article on the awardees.

Photo Credit: Claude Truong-Ngoc and U.S. Department of State 


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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

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

Malala Yousafzai




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