11 April 2023

Australia – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, DFAT; United Kingdom – Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, FCDO; United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF; Social Protection Technical Assistance, Advice, and Resources Facility, STAAR

Social protection can be a key tool for responding to violence through prevention and response mechanisms. The joint webinar and podcast series ”Social protection for prevention of and response to Gender-Based Violence (GBV)” aims to look more in-depth and delve into particular topics and themes so as not to cover the same ground that has been covered in other recent events. Examples of specific themes for deeper discussion may include social protection plus, safeguarding for specific cohorts or for a particular technical area such as data collection and management of data, focusing on new or emerging evidence/policy, and looking deeper at regional examples. The conversation on how social protection and social assistance systems can be designed to safeguard women and children and also leveraged as a protective function against violence is gaining traction. The webinar series will provide an opportunity for social protection, humanitarian, child protection, and gender-based violence actors and organisations to present and raise the profile of these issues.


  • Christiana Gbedemah, Social Policy Specialist, UNICEF Ghana
  • Miho Yoshikawa, Child Protection Specialist (Harmful Practices, Gender, and Adolescent), UNICEF Ghana
  • Nontokozo Langwenya, PhD Student, UKRI GCRF Accelerate Hub, Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford
  • Sergio De Marco, Country Director for IPA’s (Peru, Paraguay & Dominican Republic)

Moderator: Lauren Whitehead, Social Protection and Gender Lead, UNICEF NYHQ

Webinar materials:


Registrants: 418


Attendees: 84


Youtube views: 188

(until september/2023)