Addressing GBV through Economic Growth and Trade Programs

Understand the negative impact of gender-based violence on economic growth and trade programs.


This brief details strategies and examples on how to incorporate economic growth and trade programs that can combat GBV. It is imperative for economic growth and trade programming to address GBV as it impacts macro-economic policies, labor policies, discriminatory gendered laws, unsafe and biased trade systems and processes, workplaces and workspaces, as well as employment in the informal sector. The document is part of the Foundational Elements for Gender-Based Violence Programming in Development and USAID’s Collective Action to Reduce Gender-Based Violence (CARE-GBV).