A team of researchers from the Health Research CenterKHANA People for Population Health Research has been awarded the Fund for the Operation of the Online Network WhatsApp for Ready to Respond 24 Hours to Gender-Based Violence and Support for Women Workers in the Industry Enjoy.

The World Bank Group and the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) jointly announce the award today.

Program Award: Development Market 2020: Opportunity for Gender Based Violence (The 2020 Development Marketplace: Innovations to Address Gender -Based Violence award will enable researchers at Cana to test a network called 'SMARTgirl Chatline' which provides support services. 24 Hours via WhatsApp for women in the entertainment industry who are at risk or have survived gender-based violence.



“Gender equality is a high priority for the World Bank,” said In Gundo Doha, Managing Director of the World Bank in Cambodia. Cambodia, and it's reflected in a strong theme in our Country Partnership framework. The KHANA project is an important effort for finding a way to keep these employers safe Those who are most at risk. ”

The Development Marketplace Program, with financial support from the World Bank and SVRI, is a global competition held annually to find out. Innovative solutions for helping individuals, communities and nations to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.
During the global epidemic of CAVW 19 there is growing evidence that violence against women and girls is particularly serious Domestic violence has increased a lot around the world because of house arrest to prevent infections and because of lack of access Services at this time. The World Health Organization estimates that one in three women suffer from sexual or non-partner sexual violence in life Their.
More researchers have found that gender traditions are often at the root of gender-based violence, and that changing community behavior is a task. One is very important to help prevent violence against women and girls.

"The impact of gender-based violence is not a factor," said Karen Green, World Bank Group Director of Gender. Only when the victims were immediately assaulted did they remain in their arms for long periods of time, including clashes. Health, frequent absence, loss of productivity in the workplace, loss of family income, and long-term adverse effects on the younger generation.

“Through the awards of the Development Marketplace, many researchers around the world are helping to accelerate the effort. Prevent and respond to gender-based violence more effectively. ”

"The research and activities that come out of the findings," said Elizabeth Dartal, executive director of the Sexual Violence Research Initiative. Important for understanding the factors behind violence and the context around them, and how they can be explored. What we use to bring about gradual changes in social behavior to end violence against women and children . »

In the last four years, the World Bank Group and SVRI have awarded US $ 5 million for research projects. 50 projects in 32 low- and middle-income countries.
The Development Marketplace Program is designed to commemorate all victims of gender-based violence, including Hannah Graham. , The daughter of a longtime employee of the World Bank Group.
This year's Development Marketplace Award will support researchers in Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, India, Jordan, Serbia , South Africa, Vietnam and another group that will conduct global research.
By: CEN