Pilot testing of the toolkit to address gender based violence in agriculture and market systems development: Learning brief


A key hindrance to achieving an inclusive market system that works for all, especially for often marginalized groups like women, is the existence of gender-based violence (GBV). GBV refers to “any harmful threat or act directed at an individual or group based on actual or perceived biological sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, and/or lack of adherence to varying socially constructed norms around masculinity and femininity” (USAID 2016).