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Consortium members and research partners

This component is an international multi-disciplinary partnership led by the International Rescue Committee (IRC), with George Washington University’s Global Women’s Institute (GWU, GWI) and CARE International UK (CIUK).

IRCThe International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The International Rescue Committee(IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Over the past 17 years, the IRC has pioneered programmes that prevent and respond to VAWG, especially in emergencies and crisis, making the IRC a global leader in this field. Today, the IRC manages programmes targeting VAWG in 26 countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, helping restore the dignity of survivors, creating economic opportunities for women and girls to rebuild and transform their lives, and tackling the root causes of violence.

careCARE International UK (CIUK)

CARE International is one of the world’s leading humanitarian and development organisations. It provides life-saving assistancewhen disaster strikes, and helps people rebuild their lives afterwards. It works alongside poor people and communities on long-term programmesto deliver lasting change. Its programmes and policy work tackle the underlying causes of poverty so that people can become self-sufficient. CARE places special focus on empowering women and girlsbecause, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to lift whole families and communities out of poverty. It also works with communities to prevent and respond to gender based violence and to improve protection measures for women and girls.

gwilogoThe Global Women’s Institute (GWI), The George Washington University (GWU)

GWI was launched in the fall of 2012 as a university-wide initiative to advance gender equality through interdisciplinary research, education, and civic engagement.  GWI leads and supports projects that will make a difference in the lives of women at home and around the world by promoting research that strengthens the global knowledge base on gender, investing in education that prepares the next generation of leaders, and advocating for civic engagement to influence policymakers and raise awareness of women’s issues.

lshtm logoThe London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

LSHTM is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. The School's mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice. The Gender Violence & Health Centre is a multi-disciplinary research team which works with partners around the world to conduct action-oriented research to better understand the extent, causes and consequences of interpersonal violence, and to identify how prevention and health service programmes can reduce violence in order to improve public health and well-being.

APHRCAfrica Population Health Research Centre (APHRC)

APHRC is a leading pan-African research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, that conducts high quality policy-relevant research on population, health, education, urbsanisation and related development issues across Africa. APHRC actively engages policymakers and other key stakeholders to achieve measurable policy impacts and ensure decision making across the continent is informed by rigorous evidence-based research. APHRC is also committed to developing the next generation of globally competitive African scholars and leads by example through numerous research capacity strengthening initiatives and strong partnerships with top African universities and research institutions.

forcierForcier Consulting

Forcier Consulting was founded in response to the overwhelming demand for data, research and information in some of the most challenging environments in Africa. It aims to produce reliable and high-quality research in these complex settings, while also make long-term investments in building the capacity of national staff to serve as researchers and consultants. Through this approach, not only does the organisation ensure that today's decision-makers are able to create evidence-based policies and programmes, but it also establishes a research legacy and sustainable technical services industry within the country.