The Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Working Group influences the UK Government’s approach to VAWG policy and programming to ensure it is nuanced and rights-based. The Group also advocates for the UK Government to drive international action to eliminate VAWG.

Co-chairs

Maria Vlahakis, Womankind Worldwide

Najah Almugahed, Islamic Relief Worldwide

Objectives

  • Advocate for the UK Government to make ending VAWG internationally a priority with a robust, coordinated and adequately resourced approach to tackling VAWG across FCO, MOD, DFID and the Home Office.

  • Influence DFID's approach to VAWG policy and programming to ensure it is nuanced and rights-based.

  • Advocate for the UK to drive international action to eliminate VAWG.

  • Increase the profile of the GADN VAWG working group as a leading source of information and expertise on VAWG internationally.

GADN Guidance on Violence Against Women and Girls

GADN published ‘How To Notes’ on VAWG for an internal DFID audience, but DFID are happy for us to share more widely. 

Resources

Resources on violence against women and girls are available from GADN members and others.

Resources from the VAWG working group are below:

📷 GADN Members Meeting on worker’s rights and women’s rights (April 2019)