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Costs of Violence

The effectiveness of economic empowerment programmes, poverty reduction programmes and others working to address inequality depend on the efforts to combat VAW, which is at the core of the economic and social challenges of our times, writes Dr. Nata Duvvury.  Dr. Duvvury has published an article in the Guardian Newspaper and is currently the Lead of Component Three on the What Works…
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 11:30

What Works at Safe Summit Ireland

Dr. Nata Duvvury, Component Three PI, will be speaking at the Safe Ireland Summit, on the 14th and 15th November, in The Round Room at the Mansion House, Dublin. Safe Ireland is gathering world thinkers, creators and doers who have much to contribute to the vision of a safe country. The summit includes more than 20 fascinating speakers, installations of…
Dr Nata Duvvury, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Centre for Global Women’s Studies at the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway and PI of the What Works: Economic and Social Costs of Violence project, was an expert advisor at the High Level Discussion on Economic Costs of Violence against Women (VAW) at the 71st Session of the United Nations…
The magnitude of GBV incidence in Papua New Guinea is considered by some to be of epidemic proportions. The social, emotional and physical costs of GBV are widely recognised, as are national-level economic costs. But the impact at individual firm level is less well understood. This toolkit seeks to provide NGOs, academia or businesses with the means to assess the…
We know that allocation of resources is political. To make decisions, we need to show the cost of doing nothing. - Nata Duvvury, Economist and lead technical advisor to the costing of violence against women studies. Access the full article...
New £1.5 million project to focus on economic and social costs of violence against women and girls A new research project announced today (11 February) is to investigate the social and economic costs of violence against women and girls in developing countries. Led by Dr Nata Duvvury of the National University of Ireland Galway, and funded by the UK’s Department…
At last it seems the world is recognising that economies built on a foundation of patriarchy are inefficient as well as unequal and unjust. As the 60th Commission on the Status of Women opens in New York this week, a series of promising global initiatives are underway to address women’s systematic exclusion from economic advancement. This calls for celebration –…
What Works has been shaping understanding of the underlying factors that lead to violence against women and girls, and pushing a global movement of support for prevention activities, via meetings with the United Nations and the World Bank. Representatives from all three components of the What Works programme, including Dr Emma Fulu from the South African Medical Research Council, and…

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