The Inspection Panel hosted a virtual discussion on responding to gender-based violence (GBV) complaints related to international development projects on December 9, 2020.
The discussion coincided with the publication of the sixth report in the Panel’s Emerging Lessons Series. The report – titled “Insights of the World Bank Inspection Panel: Responding to Project Gender-Based Violence Complaints Through an Independent Accountability Mechanism” – is based on two Panel investigations involving GBV in World Bank-funded projects in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The report was released during the “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence” campaign.
HE Michelle Bachelet, Un High Commissioner for Human Rights delivered the opening remarks. The discussion was moderated by Koen Davidse, Executive Director, The World Bank. The Panelists were Moses Ntenga, Founder and Director, Joy For Children Uganda, Elana Berger, Executive Director, Bank Information Center, Imrana Jalal, Chair, The Inspection Panel, The World Bank, Dubravka Simonovic, Un Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women and Maninder Gill, Global Director, Environmental and Social Framework, The World Bank.