The Interagency Gender Working Group’s (IGWG) Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Task Force will host an event on Wednesday, August 31 from 8:00-10:00 a.m. EDT focused on exploring the connections between reproductive coercion in the context of intimate and household relationships, intimate partner violence (IPV), and domestic violence, as well as highlighting reproductive coercion's impacts on sexual and reproductive health (SRH), particularly in family planning and GBV outcomes.
The event will serve as a forum for stakeholder dialogue and will highlight examples of program and advocacy approaches addressing reproductive coercion that have been successfully integrated into SRH programs, particularly family planning and GBV. It will also share considerations for funders, particularly around the roles they can play to strengthen commitments to prioritize and address reproductive coercion.
This GBV Task Force event will begin with a presentation providing an overview on the key elements and examples of reproductive coercion, as well as new findings and trends. A panel of expert implementers and researchers will then share key findings and promising practices from and challenges encountered in their programs. The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session.