Developing Countries: Crimes of Violence

Department for International Development written question – answered on 14th February 2019.

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Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Labour, Ealing, Southall

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of her Department’s spending is currently focused on gender-based violence prevention.

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. I am 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, a range of interventions incorporated into wider education, women’s economic empowerment and social protection programmes and work through multilateral agencies. This complexity means that we do not specifically track all this spend as gender-based violence prevention.

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