Understanding Community Harm Part 4: Gender-based Violence
Welcome to the October edition of the monthly Console Newsletter. This month, we continue our series on understanding types of community harm with an article on gender-based violence (GBV) concerns raised in community complaints to IAMs. GBV occurs in every country and culture, and our analysis indicates that it is a widespread but deeply underreported issue that affects many development projects. This article examines particular examples of cases that raise GBV concerns, and explores theories as to why so few complaints raise GBV as an actual or potential harm in community complaints to IAMs.
Updates to Console data, features, and functionality
- Inactive IAMs Separated from Active IAMs: Inactive IAMs have been moved to a separate table on the IAMs page and the Benchmark Report form.
- New Policy Benchmarks Added: Policy Benchmarks for the GCF's IRM have been added.
By Leila Yow — Oct. 4, 2021
In this article, we look closely at complaints that allege gender-based violence (GBV) and GBV-related harms, and theorize about why we don't see more GBV concerns in the complaints given the pervasiveness of GBV. This article is part 4 of a series exploring the issues raised in community-driven complaints to Independent Accountability Mechanisms (IAMs).
Highlights of user questions and suggestions
Is there a way for communities or organizations involved in a complaint to send or submit additional information to a complaint's page on the Console?
We would be more than happy to submit additional information on complaints in the Console, including additional documents, descriptions, or updates to existing information. On the complaint page, click the red exclamation point at the bottom of the page, and let us know what information you would like to submit. You can also use the Contact form in the Support tab to reach out.