What is the GBV Working Group?

The Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Working Group has over 100 GBV project managers, gender advisors, and other CARE staff that work on GBV projects. The overall goal of the working group is to enhance GBV program quality through cross-learning and peer-to-peer support. The working group provides an informal mechanism for program staff to share challenges, resources, and queries with one another in a safe space. Leigh Stefanik is the facilitator for the group.

For more information, or to join the working group (CARE staff only), contact Leigh Stefanik (lstefanik@care.org).

Terms of Reference GBV Working Group


August 2011: Summary of Discussion on GBV Prevention and Conflict Resolution
  • This discussion focuses on the challenges of GBV prevention in our work, and specifically on the challenge of preventing conflicts/disagreements from escalating into violence.

July 2012: Summary of Discussion on care of staff working on GBV
  • This joint discussion between the GBV and GED Institutional Working Groups focused on the safety and well-being of staff working on gender-based violence programming.

October 2012: Summary of Discussion on cost of violence against women
  • This topic has emerged as a common area of interest across various COs. In response to a request from one of our members, the group shared resources, tools and learning on costing violence against women.


Staff care:

Costing violence against women: