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Inspection Panel Releases New Advisory Report, Hosts Virtual Discussion on Responding to GBV Complaints Through an Independent Accountability Mechanism


The Inspection Panel on December 9, 2020, hosted a virtual discussion on responding to gender-based violence (GBV) complaints through an independent accountability mechanism.

Michelle Bachelet, the former president of Chile who is now UN high commissioner for human rights, provided opening remarks to the discussion, which was moderated by World Bank Executive Director Koen Davidse. Panelists included: Inspection Panel Chair Imrana Jalal; Maninder Gill, global director, Environmental and Social Framework, at the World Bank; Dubravka Simonovic, UN special rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences; Moses Ntenga, founder and director of Joy for Children Uganda; and Elana Berger, executive director of the Bank Information Center.

More than 250 people viewed the virtual discussion on YouTube.

To watch a video of the discussion, click here.

The discussion coincided with the publication of the sixth report in the Inspection Panel’s Emerging Lessons Series. The report provides insights on investigating project GBV complaints and is based on two recent Panel investigations in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The report is available on the Panel’s website and can be accessed by clicking here.