Ensuring Women’s, Girls’ Well-Being Critical As World Recovers From COVID-19, World Bank VP For Western, Central Africa Says
World Bank Blogs: The silent epidemic
Ousmane Diagana, vice president for Western and Central Africa at the World Bank, discusses violence against women and girls, and writes, “This silent epidemic must stop. We need to ensure that no woman or girl is left behind as we build a resilient recovery post-COVID. So, what can we do? From our research and experience, we have identified three promising areas of focus: Cash transfers have strong potential to reduce gender-based violence. … Safe spaces, mentoring, and training can make a difference in the lives of adolescent girls. … Implementing policies that work for girls and promote women’s equality is a critical step…” (12/10).