18 May 2023

Australia – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, DFAT; United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF; World Bank Group; United Kingdom – Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, FCDO; Social Protection Technical Assistance, Advice, and Resources Facility, STAAR; National Indigenous Australians Agency, NIAA; International Policy Centre for Inclusive Development (IPCid); Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO

Social protection can be a key tool for responding to violence through prevention and response mechanisms. Not only can social protection play a role in ensuring that survivors can get the services and support they need, but it can play a protective role during key points of vulnerability to poverty and violence, such as during emergencies and at points of increased risk across the lifecycle. This webinar explored how cash transfers, cash plus programmes, and in-kind services can contribute to gender equality, we examined how and if they can protect women and children from violence. Tools to support good design of programs, case studies, and good practice models were showcased, our experts were invited to reflect further and share their knowledge and learnings related to this topic.


  • Andrea Rossi, Regional Adviser Social Policy and Economic Analysis – East Asia and Pacific, UNICEF
  • Alessandra Heinemann, Senior Social Protection Specialist and Gender Lead in the Global Practice for Social Protection and Jobs, World Bank
  • Amber Peterman, Research Associate Professor in the Department of Public Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Lara Wood Gladwin, Branch Manager, Families and Safety Branch, Social Policy, NIAA
  • Catherine Orchard, Senior Adviser, Women’s Leadership and Gender Equality Section, Families and Safety Branch, Social Policy, NIAA

Moderator: Felicity O’Brien, Assistant Director, Social Protection, DFAT

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Registrants: 178


Attendees: 28


Youtube views: 145

(until september/2023)