COFEM SVRI 2017 Paper & Video Series

Paper & Video 4

Funding: Whose priorities?


This paper reflects on the role of donors in contributing to ambiguous discourse around gender-based violence (GBV), and what this ambiguity means for prevention and response to VAWG in humanitarian settings. The paper argues that diffused priorities threaten the availability of focused support services for women and girls, and an apolitical view of protection needs jeopardises attention to underlying gender discrimination while also limiting opportunities for women’s movements to lead GBV prevention and response efforts.