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Podcast: Designing Cash Programming to Reduce Gender-Based Violence

CARE Failing Forward, with Women's Refugee Commission

In this English version of a podcast based on translations from the original Arabic, Fatima Azzeh from CARE interviews Samar Karamo and Baraa Bobaki from IHSAN Relief and Development, who talk about what they've learned on designing cash programming so it supports and protects women facing gender-based violence. This interview covers why cash is important, how to make sure we don't retraumatize survivors and the importance of understanding local context and testing our approach. It also shows how important it is to set up safety plans, think about potential harm, and build holistic services. it is also available in the original Arabic.

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35 million of the 134 million people in need of humanitarian assistance are women and girls of reproductive age.