Crimes of Violence: Overseas Aid

Department for International Development written question – answered on 13th February 2019.

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Photo of Ian Murray Ian Murray Labour, Edinburgh South

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of her Department's budget has been (a) allocated to and (b) disbursed on gender based violence prevention in 2018-19.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Joint with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The UK is a world leader in championing prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls through research, programmes and partnerships. Our £25million What Works to Prevent Violence programme is the largest global investment in research into prevention of violence against women and girls. The Department for International Development is committed to maintaining the UK’s global leadership in this area. Work to prevent violence against women and girls in DFID consists of standalone prevention programming, integrated violence prevention and response programmes, and a wide range of interventions incorporated into wider education, women’s economic empowerment and social protection programmes. This complexity means that we do not specifically track all this spend as gender-based violence prevention.

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