Leveraging Cash Transfers to Reduce Intimate Partner Violence at Scale

Join us for our CSW63 side event on Wednesday March 13th at UN Women, NYC.

Space is limited, please RSVP no later than 11 March to Yemarshet Sissay yemarshet.sissay@unwomen.org

Over 1.9 billion people benefit from social safety nets around the world, however effects on intra-household dynamics and gender implications of large-scale programming is rarely rigorously evaluated. This CSW63 side event will focus on growing evidence linking cash transfers to intimate partner violence in low- and middle-income countries. Research highlighted in the panel shows that cash transfers have potential to reduce partner violence, with women’s economic and social empowerment serving as important pathways. 

In addition to impacts, leading researchers on these topics will explore what we know about design variations, contextual factors, including humanitarian settings, and how evidence can be used to understand program parameters to be more gendersensitive and transformative.

The evidence will be followed by a discussion by policymakers designing and implementing cash programming to understand how evidence has been used and how implementation can better account for gender dynamics. The event will have a forward- looking approach to understanding what gaps remain in research and implementation to leverage social safety nets for gender equality in the SDG era. 


● Dan Seymour, Director, UN Women Humanitarian Action and Crisis Response Office

● Sarah Mshiu, Senior Economist, Prime Minister’s Office, United Republic of Tanzania

● Eva Johansson, Lead Policy Advisor for Gender Equality, Sida 

For more information on the speakers, please see the agenda.

Light lunch and coffee will be provided. Please allow 15 minutes to pass through security at UN Women.

For those unable to attend, the event will be recorded and available online.