How to Close Gender Gaps with Results-Based Financing in Gender-Based Violence

GBV is a global pandemic and a major public health problem. Intimate partner violence (IPV) against women is the most prevalent form of GBV.  Globally, it is estimated that about 1 in 3 women who have ever been in a relationship report that they have experienced some form of violence (e.g. a threat of physical or sexual violence, and/or psychological/emotional abuse) by their intimate partner. Witnessing and experiencing GBV can negatively affect physical, mental, sexual, and reproductive health, and may increase the risk of acquiring HIV in some settings. Situations of conflict, post-conflict, and displacement may exacerbate existing GBV, including both IPV and non-partner violence, and may also lead to new forms of GBV.