Every day,  more than 44, 000 people are forced to flee their homes because of conflict and persecution. [[tweetable]]Forced displacement increases the risks of gender-based violence (GBV),…

Diana J. Arango, Elizabeth Dartnall |

Somali refugee women gather at Dadaab's Women's Centre, Kenya. They receive training and social support here, through a gender-based violence prevention programme implemented by the…

Varalakshmi Vemuru |

This page in: Français | Español A group of men, women, and children in Kenya. © Curt Carnemark/ World Bank When I first visited the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2007 as a public health…

Jocelyn Kelly |

The simple answer is yes. Now, let’s discuss in more depth why gender equality is a key ally in the prevention of violent conflict. Gender equality is an essential factor in a country’s security…

Catalina Crespo-Sancho |

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” ~ Albert Einstein Today, conflicts have become more complex and last longer. About 2 billion people —about a third of the…

Hartwig Schafer |

Aerial view of Dollo Ado refugee camps in Ethiopia. The camps are home to an estimated 212, 000 Somali refugees who are displaced as a result of war and drought.Photo credit: Samuel Tewolde…

Anne Bennett, Vandana Sharma |

Throughout the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, we celebrate the strides made since the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991. Despite significant advances…

WAHA International Gender-Based Violence Program |

Child marriage has emerged as a negative coping strategy among Syrian families who have been forcibly displaced to Lebanon as a result of Syria’s ongoing conflict. Child marriage has profound…

Susan Bartels, Saja Michael |

World Bank Senior Gender-Based Violence and Development Specialist Diana J. Arango shares insights into her work to operationalize gender-based violence prevention and response in fragile settings…

Diana J. Arango |

Communities hosting refugees, more often than not, inhabit marginal areas which are characterized as underdeveloped, underserved, and environmentally fragile. In these areas, basic social services…

Varalakshmi Vemuru, Ashutosh Raina |