Violence Against Women and Girls: Map of DFID programmes

Following a mapping exercise in 2012 to capture all programmes that tackle violence against women and girls, DFID have recently commissioned a new piece of work to map VAWG programmes up until July 2014. They have released a report which analyses the overall number, breadth and depth of the programmes. 

The report presents a summary of DFID’s current portfolio of work to tackle VAWG at the global, regional and country levels. This includes programme interventions to address physical, sexual and psychological violence; female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C); child, early and forced marriage, (CEFM); human trafficking; and the broader work to change the social norms that lie at the root of such violence. The report presents DFID's theory of change, trends in programming and the geographical focus of DFID funded VAWG programmes. It shows the main thematic areas of VAWG programmes, 73% of which are: Gender Equity/Human Rights; Humanitarian Aid and Security & Justice. 

The top line figures from the report are promising. They show that since 2012 DFID has significantly scaled up its VAWG programming, with an estimated 63% increase. They now have a total of 103 programmes, including 10 new programmes focused solely on tackling violence against women and girls, and 54 new programmes with a VAWG component. They have also seen a significant increase in the financial investment and size of these programmes: for VAWG-focused programmes alone a 563% budget increase over the two year period.

The report also demonstrates areas where DFID can do more, including continuing to increase our focus on women and girls’ empowerment and strengthening our efforts to support capacity-building of grassroots women’s organisations. More can be done to address VAWG through maternal and reproductive health programmes; cash transfer and nutrition programmes; and girls’ education programmes. 

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