Collective Action to Reduce Gender-Based Violence (CARE-GBV)


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Capacity Building

Mission Support






Gender-based violence (GBV) is a pervasive violation of human rights and a barrier to civic, social, political, and economic participation. GBV undermines not only the safety, dignity, overall health, and agency of the millions of individuals who experience it, but also the public health, economic stability, and security of nations.


USAID’s Collective Action to Reduce Gender-Based Violence (CARE-GBV) Task Order was awarded under the Analytical Services IV IDIQ and is centered on strengthening USAID’s collective prevention and response, or “collective action” in GBV development programming across USAID.  The activity will achieve this strengthening by supporting USAID’s Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GenDev) hub in the development of guidelines, strategic plans, training, and professional networking support. To that end, CARE-GBV is working to accomplish five key objectives:  


  • Develop and disseminate foundational elements for integrated and standalone GBV programming in development contexts

  • Strengthen prevention and response programming on harmful GBV practices, including female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and child, early, and forced marriage (CEFM), across different sectors through convening workshops, implementation plans, and learning agenda development

  • Create knowledge products to strengthen GBV programming

  • Strengthen the USAID GBV community of practice and donor coordination in GBV programming

  • Award small grants to new, local, and under-utilized partners to promote capacity building and learning focused on GBV staff and organizational wellness and resiliency

Small Grants Program

The USAID Collective Action to Reduce Gender-Based Violence (CARE-GBV) activity is seeking innovative concept note applications for small grants from new, local, and underutilized partners and organizations. Learn more and apply.