Members of the collaborative joined the Transfer Project 10th annual workshop in Nairobi on June 21-23rd #TPNairobi to present posters, research and facilitate a pre-workshop titled "Social Protection and Prevention of Violence Against Women and Children." In addition, in partnership with UNICEF, the collaborative supported a consultation with women's rights organizations on social protection, gender and violence.
The pre-workshop was attended by 40 government and UN experts, as well as researchers, with the objective of discussing the state of the evidence and lessons learned in implementation, including new studies on integrated social protection plus violence models, brainstorm how evidence can be more effectively shared and taken up, and explore potential for future programming incorporating a violence-sensitive lens. Specifically, the side event aimed to:
- Provide a brief overview of the global evidence on cash transfers and intimate partner violence and violence against children;
- Discuss recent evidence and implementation experience from cash plus programming in Ghana and Mozambique;
- Brainstorm how evidence can be more effectively shared, and at what levels, to facilitate take-up in policy and programming;
- Provide space to explore and “workshop” ideas for future programming and/or evaluations incorporating a violence-sensitive lens.
Collaborative research was also presented in the main Transfer Project workshop, including:
- The impact evaluation of Child Grant (0-2 years) in Nampula, Mozambique: 2019 - 2021 (presented by Olivia Faite, Government of Mozambique)
- Tanzania's 'Ujana Salama' Adolescent Cash Plus Program (presented by Tumpe Mnyawami Lukongo, Government of Tanzania & Tia Palermo, University of Buffalo)
- "Joy, not sorrow": Men's Perspectives on Gender, Violence, and Cash Transfers Targeted to Women in Ghana (presented by Raymond Aborigo, Navrongo Health Research Centre)
- Cash Transfers, Relationship Dynamics and Intimate Partner Violence Among Youth in Malawi (poster presentation by Audrey Pereira, University of North Carolina)