Violence against women and cash transfers in humanitarian contexts

This report addresses the known impacts of cash programmes on the incidence of violence against women in humanitarian contexts.



Cash transfers in humanitarian contexts can help people to recover from shocks caused by natural disaster or conflict and have a positive impact on the local economy. Cash transfers can also improve security by reducing the risk of looting and the logistical challenges for donors of getting goods into conflict-affected parts of the country. They also tend to be more cost efficient than in-kind contributions.

Published 7 May 2015