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News & Insights: 2020

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2020


To mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the start of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (GBV), we explore why, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, work on GBV is as important as ever.

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SDDirect has appointed Dr Sue Griffiths as its incoming Managing Director


As Managing Director, Sue’s role is to lead the SDDirect team to continue to deliver excellent and innovative social development consultancy and research with inclusion and social justice at its heart.

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Implementation Package on RESPECT Women: Preventing Violence against Women


SDDirect is pleased to announce the launch of the implementation package of the RESPECT Women: Preventing Violence against Women Framework.


International Day of the Girl 2020


In order to mark the 2020 IDG, 25 years after the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, we reflect on progress made but also recognise the continued risks and challenges that adolescent girls face in both development and humanitarian contexts.


World Humanitarian Day 2020


World Humanitarian Day: Supporting Humanitarian Policymakers, Practitioners and #RealLifeHeroes during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Harnessing Feminist Principles and Approaches to Improve Mental Health Care for GBV Survivors in Humanitarian Contexts


Laura Martineau-Searle, GBV AoR Helpdesk Manager, introduces a new GBV AoR Helpdesk report authored by Jeanne Ward, which explores what it means to apply feminist principles to specialized mental health care for GBV survivors, and how we might reinforce these principles in GBV-related mental health and psychosocial support programming in humanitarian settings.