On November 28th, Valentino was asked to sit on a panel to speak for the GWI-IRC South Sudan Launch Event.
GWI- IRC has recently completed the first large-scale research study of violence against women and girls (VAWG) in several areas of South Sudan that have known war and conflict for many years. In 2015, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the Global Women’s Institute (GWI) at the George Washington University and CARE International UK (CIUK) launched a comprehensive study to understand the prevalence, types and patterns of violence against women and girls (VAWG) in South Sudan who live in areas of conflict. The research is part of the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development’s (DfID) global programme entitled, What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls (‘What Works’). This year, GWI finalized data collection and analysis and has been drafting reports and recommendations for multiple stakeholders based on the findings.
This groundbreaking research will not only have an impact on policies and funding to prevent and respond to VAWG in South Sudan and other humanitarian settings, but will also provide a methodological model for similar research in other conflict settings. It was an honor to have Valentino be apart of this event and we look forward to partnering with them again in the future.